Revista chilena de infectología
Print version ISSN 0716-1018
NEIRA O, Patricia; BARTHEL M, Elizabeth; WILSON L, Gonzalo and MUNOZ S, Nelson. Isospora belli infection in HIV positive patients: Report of two cases and literature review. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.3, pp. 219-227. ISSN 0716-1018. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182010000300007.
Isosporosis is an infection caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Isospora, coccidia affecting various different vertebrate species, including humans. It is an uncommon infection in our country and it is not a zoonosis. We present two cases oí Isospora belli infection in HIV positive patients from the Valparaiso region. We discuss the clinical events caused by this agent, its epidemiology, cases published in the local and foreign literature, as well as its treatment and prevention measures.
Keywords : Isosporosis; Isospora belli; HIV; molecular diagnosis; nested PCR.