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Microsporidiosis: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Microsporidiosis is available below.

Symptoms of Microsporidiosis

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Microsporidiosis: Complications

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Causes of Microsporidiosis

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Misdiagnosis and Microsporidiosis

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Definitions of 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

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More information about Microsporidiosis

  1. Microsporidiosis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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