The Brief Case: Cryptosporidiosis in a Severely Immunocompromised HIV Patient

September 1, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Journal of Clinical Microbiology September 2016 V.54 N.9 P.2219-2221

Alessandro Rossi and Marc Roger Couturier

aDepartment of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

bARUP Laboratories, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

A 52-year-old male with AIDS was admitted to the University of Utah Hospital with chronic (>3-month duration) watery diarrhea. The patient had been diagnosed with HIV infection 3 years prior to admission but had been noncompliant with antiviral therapy since primary diagnosis. Three months prior to admission (at the time of the diarrhea onset), his CD4+ cell count was critically low (6 cells/μl), he had an elevated viral load (∼54,000 copies/ml), and he was displaying rapid deterioration of overall health. The patient also suffered from multiple other known viral complications attributable to his severe immunosuppression, including chronic cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis and recurrent anogenital lesions caused by herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2)…

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Closing the Brief Case: Cryptosporidiosis in a Severely Immunocompromised HIV Patient

Alessandro Rossi and Marc Roger Couturier

aDepartment of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

bARUP Laboratories, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Entry filed under: Antiparasitarios, HIV/SIDA, HIV/SIDA Complicaciones, HIV/SIDA HAART, HIV/SIDA Infecciones Oportunistas, HIV/SIDA Laboratorio, HIV/SIDA Trastornos GI, Infecciones gastrointestinales, Infecciones parasitarias, Infecciones virales, Metodos diagnosticos, Sepsis, Update. Tags: .

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