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Microsporidiosis Symptoms

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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 spp. ] [Vittaforma corneae ( syn. Nosema corneum)] --> Causal Agents The term microsporidia is also...
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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
The stronger a person's immune system is, the better the chance that they will get over an OI (or at least, keep it under control). For organ transplant recipients, the weakness in their immune system comes from the drugs they are given to... 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...
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 percentage of patients. For intractable diarrhea, Sandostatin injections can be helpful. Also, morphine, increased... Read more »

microsporideosis

A member of our family was just diagnosed with microsporideosis. He is a 12 yr HIV survivor. He has also just lost about 15 pounds. What does this diagnosis mean?Thank you.LSS...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Microsporidiosis is most commonly an infection of the gut that can cause severe diarrhea, weight loss, and even dehydration. It is important to know exactly which type of microsporidiosis your family member has, as some may respond to antibiotic... 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...
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 water doesn't help.... Read more »
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resistant candida

Posted by princealbert
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, 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... Read more »

resistant thrush

Posted by princealbert, 2 Replies
I've had drug resistant esophogeal thrush in the past, been on amphotericin IV, 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... 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 »

HIV and AIDS- NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
HIV and AIDS- NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

In many countries throughout the world, people are going to naturopathic physicians when faced with a health issue.

It is naturopathic physicians, not medical doctors, who are specifically educated as physicians... Read more »