A new and highly divergent Enterocytozoon bieneusi genotype isolated from a renal transplant recipient

Pomares C, Santín M, Miegeville M, Espern A, Albano L, Marty P, Morio F

J. Clin. Microbiol. 2012 Jun;50(6):2176-8

Abstract

PMID: 22442321

A 49-year-old renal transplant recipient was admitted to our hospital due to abundant liquid diarrhea and dehydration. Parasitological investigations, including genotyping, led to the diagnosis of intestinal microsporidiosis due to a new and highly divergent internal transcribed spacer (ITS) genotype of Enterocytozoon bieneusi. The potential route of transmission through horse stools is discussed.