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How Do You Treat Microsporidiosis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Microsporidiosis

... Causal Agents Life Cycle Geographic Distribution Clinical Features Laboratory Diagnosis Treatment [Brachiola spp. ] [Encephalitozoon cuniculi] [Encephalitozoon hellem] [Encephalitozoon intestinalis ( syn. Septata intestinalis)] [Enterocytozoon bieneusi] [Nosema spp. ] [Pleistophora sp. ] [Trachipleistophora
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microsporidiosis in kidney transplant

my wife had a kidney transplant in august 1999. developeda nasty CMV infection that was not resolved by iv ganciclovir. this precipitated a kidney rejection and she was treated with okt3 that really dropped her immune system.January 2000 she had a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...or stronger. If her doctors can successfully manipulate her immune system by just the right amount, she may do OK with the microsporidiosis, but there is no way to know for sure. Read more »

Severe Foot Cramps

Dr. Bob,I have been HIV+/AIDS since November 2006. I have been on different medicines and finally have once that is successful. My CD4 has finally risen to 128 still undetecable but much better when it was only 25 last month. However, I have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Peripheral neuropathy can be a very annoying and incapacitating HIV-related condition. I'll reprint some information about peripheral neuropathy from the archives below. You might also request an evaluation from an HIV-knowledgeable... Read more »

We Found the BUG. Now What?

I developed chronic diarrhea around the 8th of Feb. We did all the GI tests with biopsy's, blood and stool cultures and everything else we could think of trying. On Apr 10 I went to the hospital as I had lost 45 lbs and was severely dehydrated. we...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
...Microsporidiosis is a pain in the butt. I'm glad to see that you are being treated both with antimicrobial therapy and TPN. Talk to your doctor about an anabolic agent to help you replace lost muscle mass.Boiling Read more »

non-stop diarrhea

I was diagnosed last October with microsporidiosis. I have less than 20 CD4's, and VL 250,000.This past month, the diarrhea has increased, and is non-stop, I've just had a colonoscopy, and am waiting for results.Is there anything BESIDES tincture of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Treating your underlying HIV infection to improve your immune system is an important aspect of therapy. Albendazole helps a modest Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

... What Is AIDS Wasting? What Causes AIDS Wasting? How Is Wasting Treated? The Bottom Line What Is AIDS Wasting? AIDS wasting is the involuntary loss of more than 10% of body weight, plus Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...first such as: Diarrhea Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite Pains Gas When these symptoms occur as side effects of HIV treatment, they are usually mild, and tend to go away after the a few days or weeks as your gut gets used to the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

...the Information in this Report Effect of ART on the Management of OIs Initiation of ART in the Setting of an Acute OI (Treatment-Na├»ve Patients) Management of Acute OIs in Patients Receiving ART Special Considerations During... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

... Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Incidence and Management of OIs Initiation of ART in the Setting of an Acute OI (Treatment-Naive Patients) Management of Acute OIs in the Setting of ART When to Initiate ART in the Setting of an OI ... Read more »
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resistant candida

Posted by princealbert
...but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than diflucan and nystatin, which I'm on? Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
...but was OK for years. Recently, I was diagnosed with esophogeal thrush and microsporidiosis. Has anyone out there had success treating thrush with something other than diflucan and nystatin, which I'm on? Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
Well folks...it's the end of two weeks on Atripla and so far things are going well. Side effects have been limited and are now subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a... Read more »