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Chronic microsporidian infection of the nasal mucosae, sinuses and conjunctivae in HIV disease

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  • C J Lacey
  • A M Clarke
  • P Fraser
  • T Metcalfe
  • G Bonsor
  • A Curry


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JournalGenitourinary medicine
DatePublished - 1992
Issue number3
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)179-81
Original languageEnglish


A case of chronic infection of the nasal mucosae, sinuses and conjunctivae with a microsporidian parasite in association with HIV infection and immune deficiency is reported. This microsporidian resembles both Encephalitozoon cuniculi and the newly described Encephalitozoon hellem by electron microscopy. This occurred in an adult male resident in the UK with no history of foreign travel. Although there are previous descriptions of conjunctival infections from the USA, this is the first description of infection of the nasal epithelium. Further studies are underway to classify this protozoan.

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  • Adult, Animals, Bisexuality, Chronic Disease, Conjunctiva, HIV Infections, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Microscopy, Electron, Microsporidiosis, Nasal Mucosa, Opportunistic Infections, Paranasal Sinuses

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