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Prolonged cryptosporidiosis during primary HIV infection

Prolonged cryptosporidiosis during primary HIV infection
Prolonged cryptosporidiosis during primary HIV infection

Primary infection with the human immunodeficiency virus causes profound immunosuppression with a decrease in lymphocyte numbers and function. However, this immunosuppression is transient and most individuals regain normal immune function. Infection with opportunist pathogens during the period of immunosuppression is rare. We report a case of severe prolonged cryptosporidiosis complicating primary HIV infection. This has not previously been described. A review of other cases of opportunist infections in primary HIV infection suggests that various pathogens may take advantage of the transient immunosuppression. This has important implications for the diagnosis and management of acute HIV infection, and for the diagnostic criteria currently used for AIDS.

AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Cryptosporidiosis, Diarrhea, HIV Infections, HIV Seropositivity, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Case Reports, Journal Article
0163-4453
51-53
Moss, P.J.
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Read, R.C.
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Kudesia, G.
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McKendrick, M.W.
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Moss, P.J., Read, R.C., Kudesia, G. and McKendrick, M.W. (1995) Prolonged cryptosporidiosis during primary HIV infection. Journal of Infection, 30 (1), 51-53. (doi:10.1016/S0163-4453(95)92873-1).

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Abstract

Primary infection with the human immunodeficiency virus causes profound immunosuppression with a decrease in lymphocyte numbers and function. However, this immunosuppression is transient and most individuals regain normal immune function. Infection with opportunist pathogens during the period of immunosuppression is rare. We report a case of severe prolonged cryptosporidiosis complicating primary HIV infection. This has not previously been described. A review of other cases of opportunist infections in primary HIV infection suggests that various pathogens may take advantage of the transient immunosuppression. This has important implications for the diagnosis and management of acute HIV infection, and for the diagnostic criteria currently used for AIDS.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 June 1994
Published date: January 1995
Keywords: AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections, Cryptosporidiosis, Diarrhea, HIV Infections, HIV Seropositivity, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Time Factors, Case Reports, Journal Article

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Local EPrints ID: 416956
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/416956
ISSN: 0163-4453
PURE UUID: 9ccb11d7-4480-4856-8755-55bbec204566
ORCID for R.C. Read: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4297-6728

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2018 17:31
Last modified: 10 Nov 2021 03:30

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Author: P.J. Moss
Author: R.C. Read ORCID iD
Author: G. Kudesia
Author: M.W. McKendrick

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