Protozoans of the genus Cryptosporidium may cause serious diarrhoeal illness in immunocompromised hosts and especially in HIV-infected patients.
In this study we have evaluated the frequency of Cryptosporidium in stools of 51 HIV-infected patients with diarrhoea.
Laboratory diagnosis of cryptosporidiosis was performed of faecal samples concentrated by a formalin-ether sedimentation technique and stained by a modified cold Ziehl-Neelsen method.
Results demonstrated that 17 (33.3%) of these patients were infected with Cryptosporidium.
Moreover, Cryptosporidium infection was the first clinical marker of AIDS in 7 cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Diarrhée, Cryptosporidiose, Protozoose, Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Complication, Association morbide, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Italie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Diarrhea, Cryptosporidiosis, Protozoal disease, Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Complication, Concomitant disease, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Italy, Europe
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