Protozoal causes of diarrhea in HIV
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Protozoal causes of diarrhea in HIV

Others not included in the table: Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia Iamblia

Microsporidia

 - Pathology: very tiny spherical bodies w/in the intestinal cell

 - Trichrome staining

 - Antiretroviral therapy, albendazole

Cryptosporodium

 - Pathology: spherical bodies just underneath the brush border (superficial, "floating")

 - AFB, immunofluorescent stain

 - Antiretroviral therapy, nitazoxanide

Cyclospora

 - Pathology: spherical bodies w/in the intestinal cell

 - AFB, immunofluorescent stain

 - Sulfamethoxazole/TMP

Cystoisospora

 - Pathology: spherical bodies w/in the intestinal cell

 - AFB, immunofluorescent stain

 - Sulfamethoxazole/TMP



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