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Case Reports in NephrologyVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 928083, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Pathology, Hospital General Regional No. 6, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, 89210 Madero, TAMPS, Mexico

Department of Nephrology, Hospital de Beneficencia Española, 89120 Tampico, TAMPS, Mexico

Department of Pathology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición “Salvador Zubirán”, 14000 Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Received 6 November 2012; Accepted 29 November 2012

Academic Editors: K. Hirayama, K. Nozu, and L. Zuo

Copyright © 2012 Oscar Xavier Hernández-Rodríguez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Microorganisms of the microsporidia group are obligated intracellular protozoa that belong to the phylum Microspora; currently they are considered to be related or belong to the fungi reign. It is considered an opportunistic infection in humans, and 14 species belonging to 8 different genera have been described. Immunocompromized patients such as those infected with human immunodeficiency virus HIV, also HIV serum-negative asymptomatic patients, with poor hygienic conditions, and recipients of bone marrow or solid organ transplantation are susceptible to develop deinfection. Sixty transplanted patients with renal microsporidia infection have been reported worldwide. The aim of this paper is to inform about the 2nd case of kidney transplant and microsporidia infection documented in Mexico.

Author: Oscar Xavier Hernández-Rodríguez, Octavio Alvarez-Torres, and Norma Ofelia Uribe-Uribe

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