Parasitic infections in AIDS patients: Cryptosporidiosis, isosporiasis, microsporidiosis, cyclosporiasis

M. Wittner, H. B. Tanowitz, L. M. Weiss

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AIDS is characteristically associated with several intracellular enteric protozoan infections that often cause chronic and sometimes fatal intractable large-volume diarrhea. Until the AIDS epidemic, several of these parasitic infections were almost unknown as causes of human disease. This article reviews the diseases produced by cryptosporidia, isospora, cyclospora, and microsporidia in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-586
Number of pages18
JournalInfectious disease clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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