A Case of Intestinal Microsporidiosis in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Nidhi Doshi, Zaw Thet, Thin Han, Julieanne Martin

Abstract


Post-renal transplant diarrhea is a common clinical presentation. An extensive list of potential etiology adds to the diagnostic dilemma. In cases of prolonged or intractable diarrhea, invasive tests are often performed. Intestinal microsporidia can be diagnosed with simple non-invasive stool polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Based on this case, we propose an easy to follow flow chart and present a literature review on post-renal transplant diarrhea. Further multicenter validation testing is required for the proposed flow chart.




J Med Cases. 2019;10(8):229-233
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3340

Keywords


Microsporidiosis; Renal transplant recipient; Diarrhea

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