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Renal Microsporidiosis in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients: A Case Series.

Renal Microsporidiosis in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients: A Case Series.
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Shah S, Jacob SS, Mani R, Parameswaran A, Kumar S, Annigeri RA, Mahesh R, Uppuluri R,


Shah S, Jacob SS, Mani R, Parameswaran A, Kumar S, Annigeri RA, Mahesh R, Uppuluri R, (click to view)

Shah S, Jacob SS, Mani R, Parameswaran A, Kumar S, Annigeri RA, Mahesh R, Uppuluri R,

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Turk patoloji dergisi 2018 04 09() doi 10.5146/tjpath.2017.01416

Abstract

Microsporidiosis is a rare, but emerging opportunistic infection in solid organ transplant and stem cell transplant recipients. Renal involvement in microsporidiosis is very rarely seen in these recipients. We describe two cases of pediatric renal microsporidiosis, diagnosed on renal biopsies, following bone marrow transplantation presenting as severe acute kidney injury. The first patient died, whereas the second survived due to early diagnosis based on high index of suspicion and prompt treatment with Albendazole. We believe these are the first such reported cases of renal microsporidiosis in pediatric bone marrow transplant recipients.

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