Disseminated Microsporidiosis in an Immunosuppressed Patient

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.
Emerging Infectious Diseases (Impact Factor: 6.75). 07/2012; 18(7):1155-8. DOI: 10.3201/eid1807.120047
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We report a case of disseminated microsporidiosis in a patient with multiple myeloma who had received an allogeneic stem cell transplant requiring substantial immunosuppression. The causative organism was identified as Tubulinosema acridophagus, confirming this genus of microsporidia as a novel human pathogen.

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