The first case of Enterocytozoon bieneusi infection in Poland
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Department of Parasitology, Institute of Zoology, University of Warsaw, Poland
Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Immunology Clinic, Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Northern Arizona, Yuma, USA
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2013;20(2):287-288
Microsporidia are intracellular parasites that cause opportunistic infections in humans of various immunological status. Only a few case reports exist on microsporidial infection in solid organ transplant recipients worldwide. The presented study demonstrates the first case in Poland of Enterocytozoon bieneusi infection in a liver transplant patient. Parasites were diagnosed in stool samples using both modified trichrome staining and PCR.
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