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What is Microsporidiosis?

What is Microsporidiosis?

  • Microsporidiosis: An infectious disease caused by a certain group of protozoa which form spores (microsporidia) e.g. Encephalitozoon, Enterocytozoon, Nosema, Pleistophora, Trachipleistophora, Vittaforma, Enterocytozoon bieneusi, Enterocytozoan )Septata) intestinalis). The protozoa invade and live inside the hosts cells. The release spores into the gastrointestinal tract where they are excreted and can infect other animals. The infection is often asymptomatic in healthy people but can cause serious symptoms affecting various parts of the body in immunocompromised people.
  • Microsporidiosis: Infections with protozoa of the phylum MICROSPORA.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Microsporidiosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Microsporidiosis: Introduction

Types of Microsporidiosis:

Broader types of Microsporidiosis:

How serious is Microsporidiosis?

Complications of Microsporidiosis: see complications of Microsporidiosis

What causes Microsporidiosis?

Causes of Microsporidiosis: see causes of Microsporidiosis

What are the symptoms of Microsporidiosis?

Symptoms of Microsporidiosis: see symptoms of Microsporidiosis

Complications of Microsporidiosis: see complications of Microsporidiosis

Can anyone else get Microsporidiosis?

More information: see contagiousness of Microsporidiosis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Microsporidiosis

Microsporidiosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Microsporidiosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Microsporidiosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Microsporidiosis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Microsporidiosis.
Treatments for Microsporidiosis: see treatments for Microsporidiosis

Name and Aliases of Microsporidiosis

Main name of condition: Microsporidiosis

Other names or spellings for Microsporidiosis:

microsporidia infection

Microsporidiasis, Microspora, Microsporidia Source - Diseases Database

Microsporidiosis: Related Conditions

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