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Pulmonary cryptosporidiosis in HIV negative, immunocompromised host.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19332937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cryptosporidia are intestinal spore forming protozoa, which cause intracellular infections, predominantly in the epithelial cells of the intestine. Extra-intestinal infections with Cryptosporidium parvum have been rarely reported. However, a few reports of pulmonary cryptosporidiosis in HIV/AIDS cases have been mentioned in literature. In immunocompromised individuals who do not have HIV-related disease, Cryptosporidiosis has been rarely reported. We present a case of respiratory infection caused by C. parvum. The patient was a 10-year-old child with nephrotic syndrome and was receiving corticosteroids for 6 months. The child had history of low-grade fever, breathlessness and cough with expectoration of 3 months duration. The patient was nonreactive for HIV, and there was no evidence of primary immunodeficiency. Major serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgA, and IgM) were in normal range. Simultaneous gastrointestinal involvement with C. parvum was observed.
S N Shrikhande; C A Chande; V R Shegokar; R M Powar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pathology & microbiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0974-5130     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Publication Date:    2009 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-31     Completed Date:  2009-05-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605904     Medline TA:  Indian J Pathol Microbiol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Cryptosporidiosis / diagnosis*
Cryptosporidium parvum / isolation & purification*
Immunocompromised Host*
Nephrotic Syndrome / drug therapy
Respiratory Tract Infections / parasitology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones

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