Triple protozoal enteropathy of the small intestine in an immunocompromised male: A rare histopathology report

Malik, Ajay; Kulaar, Janmeet; Shukla, Rajat; Dutta, Vibha
July 2013
Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases;Jul-Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p119
Academic Journal
Enteric protozoan parasites remain the most commonly encountered parasitic diseases in HIV infected patients. Opportunistic protozoal infections that infect GIT most commonly and cause diarrhea in HIV-infected patients are cryptosporidium parvum, microsporidia and Isospora belli. Developing an infection with enteric protozoan parasites is dependent on absolute CD4+ cell counts, with lower counts associated with more severe, more atypical disease, and a greater risk of disseminated disease. We present histopathological features in a patient, where all three parasitic infections co-existed in HIV infected patient, who was under antitubercular therapy in addition to antiretroviral therapy and herpes zoster infection being treated by acyclovir.


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