Louis Weiss

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Microsporidiosis (Clinical Condition)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Microsporidiosis? What should you expect to find? Symptoms and physical exam findings depend on location of infection. This infection can be present in any organ system, so, in an immunocompromised host, it is in the differential for almost all conditions. The most…

Microsporidiosis (Microbiology)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Microsporidia organisms are protists related to fungi, defined by the presence of a unique invasive organelle consisting of a single polar tube that coils around the interior of the spore. They are ubiquitous organisms and are likely zoonotic and/or waterborne in origin. The microsporidia…

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