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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 50–53 | Cite as

Serological screening of selected microsporidia in HPV-positive women

  • Jozef Adam
  • Alexandra ValenčákováEmail author
  • Monika Halánová
  • Oľga Danišová
  • Katarína Gorbarová
  • Lýdia Čisláková
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Abstract

Microsporidiosis is considered to be emerging opportunistic infection in immunocompromised individuals worldwide. The aim of this study was to identify the specific serum antibodies to intestinal microsporidia Encephalitozoon cuniculi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis in women with Human Papillomavirus HPV and without HPV by the indirect immunofluorescence (IFA). From total number of 669 examined women, 225 were HPV positive and 444 women HPV negative. Overall the study comprised of 10.8% women with positive result for presence of E. cuniculi antibodies. In group 1 (HPV-positive women) it was more than 28% and in group 2 (HPV-negative women) it was less than 2% (p<0.001). E. intestinalis infection was found in total of 4.48% women, in group 1 it was present in less than 6% and in group 2 in less than 4% of women.

Keywords

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Immunosuppression Microsporidia 

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© W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jozef Adam
    • 1
  • Alexandra Valenčáková
    • 2
    Email author
  • Monika Halánová
    • 3
  • Oľga Danišová
    • 2
  • Katarína Gorbarová
    • 3
  • Lýdia Čisláková
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsFaculty Hospital of J. A. Reimana PrešovPrešovSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Biology and GeneticsUniversity of Veterinary Medicine and PharmacyKošiceSlovakia
  3. 3.Department of Public HealthFaculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik UniversityKošiceSlovakia

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