Respiratory cryptosporidiosis detected by commercial multiplex-PCR in immunosuppressed pediatric patients

Or Kriger*, Shiraz Gefen-Halevi, Natasha Belausov, Gilad Sherman, Etai Adam, Orit Rubinstein, Reut Kassif-Lerner, Galia Barkai, Michal Stein, Anna Listman, Tamar Grossman, Sharon Amit

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Abstract

We report the off-label use of a commercial gastrointestinal protozoa multiplex-PCR panel for bronchoalveolar lavage samples, detecting respiratory cryptosporidiosis in 2 immunocompromised pediatric patients. We suggest that implying this readily available assay in cases in which systemic cryptosporidiosis is suspected, may widen our understanding regarding this rarely reported syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116033
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2023

Funding

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Ministry of Health, State of Israel

    Keywords

    • Cryptosporidiosis
    • Immunosuppression
    • Multiplex-PCR
    • Respiratory symptoms

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