Severe Chronic Isosporosis: An Early Clinical Indicator of Immunosuppressive Disease in a Patient with HTLV-1

Luke Simon Olivera Yuhico, Britta Denman, Donald Blair


Isospora belli is known to cause diarrhea in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of severe isosporosis in a patient with previously undiagnosed human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1) and T-cell lymphoma. This illustrates the disease association of isosporosis and HTLV-1, establishing severe isosporosis as a possible early indicator of immunosuppression.




J Med Cases. 2012;3(5):323-325




Isospora belli; Diarrhea; HIV; HTLV; Immunosuppression

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