Human microsporidiosis in Malaysia

Review of literatures

Nurul Shazalina Zainudin, Siti Nur Su aidah Nasarudin, Norhayati Moktar, Aishah Hani Azil, Emelia Osman

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to review the literature on microsporidiosis in various high-risk groups among the Malaysian population, i.e., HIV/AIDS, cancer, hospitalised patients and Orang Asli, and to update information with regards to microsporidia prevalence, diagnosis and association of the disease with gastrointestinal symptoms in Malaysia. Hospitalised patients showed the highest prevalence (28.3%) of microsporidiosis compared to other risk groups. This review did not find any direct correlations between gastrointestinal symptoms and microsporidiosis. Since microsporidiosis is an emerging threat to the high-risk groups, greater awareness should be instilled among clinicians to consider microsporidiosis in their differential diagnosis if no other causes can be defined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospitalised patients
  • Malaysia
  • Microsporidiosis
  • Orang Asli
  • Prevalence

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Human microsporidiosis in Malaysia : Review of literatures. / Zainudin, Nurul Shazalina; Nasarudin, Siti Nur Su aidah; Moktar, Norhayati; Azil, Aishah Hani; Osman, Emelia.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2017, p. 9-18.

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