Pulmonary cryptosporidiosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

A. M. Pellicelli, F. Palmieri, F. Spinazzola, C. D'Ambrosio, T. Causo, P. De Mori, E. Bordi, C. D'Amato

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Abstract

Several reports have showed Cryptosporidium species as a cause of intractable diarrhea and malabsorption in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). A case of chronic diarrhea in a drug addict woman associated with a symptomatic interstitial pulmonary infection due to Cryptosporidium parvum is described. This unusual C. parvum spread into the bronchial tree is underlined and a survey of the literature is made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume89
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Chronic disease
  • Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Diarrhea etiology
  • HIV infections
  • Lung disease, interstitial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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