Incidence of microsporidia in cancer patients

Lono, A.R.; Kumar, S.; Chye, T.T. (2008) Incidence of microsporidia in cancer patients. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, 39 (1). pp. 124-129. ISSN 1941-6628

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Introduction Microsporidia are considered opportunistic pathogens as evidenced by the significant detection in immunocompromised HIV/AIDS population. Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy are considered to be immunosuppressed. Materials and Methods Stool samples were collected from 311 cancer patients in the Klang Valley. Each sample underwent water�ether concentration and staining with modified trichrome stain. Results and Discussion Sixty-eight samples were positive by oil immersion examination. Polymerase chain reaction amplification with specific primers on those samples amplified Encephalitozoon intestinalis from two of the samples and Encephalitozoon hellem from one sample.

Item Type: Article
  1. Lono, A.R.
  2. Kumar, S.
  3. Chye, T.T.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microsporidia - cancer - E. intestinalis - E. hellem
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Maisarah Mohd Muksin
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 09:21
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 09:21

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