Diarrea recurrente por Cystoisopora belli en pacientes con infección por VIH con TARGA

Translated title of the contribution: Recurrent diarrhea due to Cystoisopora belli in HIV/AIDS patients receiving HAART

Raúl Montalvo, Eduardo Ticona, Marcos Ñavincopa, Yuri García, Gonzalo Chávez, Víctor Chávez, Jorge Arévalo, Jaime Soria, Alina Huiza

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Abstract

The Cystoisospora belli, before denominated as Isospora belli, is the etiologic agent of cystoisosoporiasis, an opportunistic infection affecting immunocompromised patients, characterized by chronic diarrhea and weight loss. The incidence of chronic diarrhea for this agent, in HIV patients, has decreased considerably. This thanks to the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), which has improved the patient's immune response and decrease viral load. We present six cases of cystoisosoporiasis recurrent and refractory to treatment in HIV patients, who was being treated with with trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole (TMP / SMX) orally as a prophylaxis. Five of these patients passed away due to the infection, despite of the fact that they had a good response to HAART (adequate increase in CD4 and viral load undetectable) and they had been treated with second line drugs.

Translated title of the contributionRecurrent diarrhea due to Cystoisopora belli in HIV/AIDS patients receiving HAART
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)326-330
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume30
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013

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