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General Reports
 

        Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 

Intestinal Microsporidiosis.
Field AS, Milner DA Jr.
 
Clin Lab Med
. 2015 Jun;35(2):445-459.
Abstract

Extraintestinal microsporidiosis.
Ramanan P, Pritt BS.

J Clin Microbiol
.
2014 May 14.
Abstract

Intestinal microsporidiosis: a hidden risk in rheumatic disease patients undergoing anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy combined with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs?
Aikawa NE, Twardowsky Ade O, Carvalho JF,
Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2011;66(7):1171-5.
Abstract

Cryptic microsporidian parasites differentially affect invasive and native Artemia spp.
Rode NO, Lievens EJ, Segard A,  et al.

Int J Parasitol
. 2013 Sep;43(10):795-803
Abstract

Microsporidiosis- an unusual endoscopic finding.

Dacha S, Pham D, Cai Q.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Aug 23ol. 2013 Aug 23

Abstract

Microsporidiasis.
Ashfaq A, White AC Jr.
Handb Clin Neurol. 2013;114:183-91
Abstract

Cryptic microsporidian parasites differentially affect invasive and native Artemia spp.
Rode NO, Lievens EJ, Segard A, et al

Int J Parasitol
. 2013 Jul 11.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Latent microsporidiosis caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi in immunocompetent hosts: a murine model demonstrating the ineffectiveness of the immune system and treatment with albendazole.
Kotkova M, Sak B, Kvetonova D, Kvac M.
PLoS One. 2013 Apr 11;8(4):e60941.
Paper

Changing prevalence of human microsporidiosis.
Heyworth MF.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hy
g
. 2012 Mar;106(3):202-
Abstract

Microsporidiosis: not just in AIDS patients.
Didier ES, Weiss LM.
Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2011 Aug 12
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Microsporidiosis: epidemiology, clinical data and therapy.
Anane S, Attouchi H.
Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2010 Sep;34(8-9):450-64.
Paper

 

Case Studies/Literature Reviews
 

     Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries  

 
Microsporidiosis acquired through solid organ transplantation: a public health investigation.
Hocevar SN, Paddock CD, Spak CW,  et al
Ann Intern Med. 2014 Feb 18;160(4):213-20.
Abstract

Microsporidial Stromal Keratitis Masquerading as Acute Graft Rejection.
Pradhan S, Mascarenhas J, Srinivasan M.

Cornea
. 2014 Dec 19.
Abstract

Unilateral microsporidia keratitis in a healthy non-contact lens wearer.
Espandar L, Cummings TJ, Boehlke CS.
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul;132(7):822.
Abstract

Cerebral microsporidiosis manifesting as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in an HIV-infected individual - a case report.
Loignon M, Labrecque LG, Bard C, et a;

AIDS Res
Ther
. 2014 Jul 15;11:20. .

Abstract

Microsporidia infection of the cornea--a unique and challenging disease.
Garg P.
Cornea. 2013 Nov;32 Suppl 1:S33-8.
Abstract

Fumagillin-induced aseptic meningoencephalitis in a kidney transplant recipient with microsporidiosis.
Audemard A, Le Bellec ML, Carluer L,
Transpl Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;14(6):E147-9|
Abstract

First cases of microsporidiosis in transplant recipients in Spain and review of the literature.
Galván AL, Sánchez AM, Valentín MA,  et al
J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Apr;49(4):1301-6.
Abstract

 

Pathogenesis
 

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Microsporidian life cycles and diversity: the relationship between virulence and transmission.
Dunn AM, Smith JE.
Microbes Infect. 2001 Apr;3(5):381-8.
Abstract

Diagnosis/Diagnostics
 

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

  Comparison of staining techniques and multiplex nested PCR for diagnosis of intestinal microsporidiosis.
Saigal K, Khurana S, Sharma A,  et al
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Nov;77(3):248-9.

Abstract

On the use of FTA technology for collection, achieving, and molecular analysis of microsporidia dna from clinical stool samples.
Sokolova OI, Dem'ianov AV, Bovers LS,  et al
Tsitologiia. 2011;53(11):911-4.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Performance of microscopy for detection of microsporidial spores from stool samples of HIV infected individuals with diarrhoea.
Kulkarni S, Patsute S, Chandane M, Risbud A.
Indian J Med Res. 2011 Dec;134(6):982-4.
Paper

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Identification and characterization of microsporidia from fecal samples of HIV-positive patients from Lagos, Nigeria.
Ojuromi OT, Izquierdo F, Fenoy S,  et al
PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35239.
Paper

Evaluation of the co-agglutination test in diagnosis of experimental microsporidiosis.
Gaafar MR.
Exp Parasitol. 2011 May;128(1):18-25.
Abstract

General Reports

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Microsporidiosis: epidemiology, clinical data and therapy.
Anane S, Attouchi H.
Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2010 Sep;34(8-9):450-64.
Paper

Eye Infections

 
            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  The efficacy of corneal debridement in the treatment of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis: a prospective randomized clinical trial.
Das S, Wallang BS, Sharma S, et al
Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun;157(6):1151-5.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Treatment of microsporidia keratitis with topical voriconazole monotherapy.
Khandelwal SS, Woodward MA, Hall T,  et al
Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;129(4):509-10.
Paper

Treatment of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis with repeated corneal swabbing.
Fan NW, Lin PY, Chen TL,  et al
Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec;154(6):927-933.e1.
Abstract

Diagnosis, clinical features and treatment outcome of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis.
Das S, Sharma S, Sahu SK,  et al
Br J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun;96(6):793-5
Abstract

Microsporidial stromal keratitis successfully treated with medical therapy: a case report.
Sangit VA, Murthy SI, Garg P.
Cornea. 2011 Nov;30(11):1264-6.
Abstract

Intestinal Infection

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Fumagillin for treatment of intestinal microsporidiosis in renal transplant recipients.
Champion L, Durrbach A, Lang P, et al
Am J Transplant. 2010 Aug;10(8):1925-30.
Paper

Drugs
 

Fumagillin

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Fumagillin for treatment of intestinal microsporidiosis in renal transplant recipients.
Champion L, Durrbach A, Lang P, et al
Am J Transplant. 2010 Aug;10(8):1925-30.
Paper
 
Gamma Interferon
 
            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
 

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Efficacy of gamma interferon and specific antibody for treatment of microsporidiosis caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi in SCID mice.
Salát J, Jelínek J, Chmelar J, Kopecky J.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008
Jun;52(6):2169-74
Abstract

Polyhexamethylene Biguanide

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  Clinical trial of 0.02% polyhexamethylene biguanide versus placebo in the treatment of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis.
Sanjay S.
Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan;151(1):183
Paper

Voriconazole

            Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 
  FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Treatment of microsporidia keratitis with topical voriconazole monotherapy.
Khandelwal SS, Woodward MA, Hall T,  et al
Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;129(4):509-10.
Paper


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