Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Septata Intestinalis

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4319-1


Latin: septum = dividing wall; intestinalis = belonging to the intestine.

General Information

The specimens of this species penetrate human cells of the nose, lung, intestine, and those of the urogenital system. Although this species had already been described in the year 1993, its life cycle is still unknown. Spores of this species were found in 2.2 % of all investigated diarrheic stools of AIDS patients. Treatment with albendazole (2 × 400 mg per day) for 4 days led to the disappearance of the symptoms of the disease and to a stop of the excretion of spores within the feces. See Microsporidia.


Life Cycle Human Cell General Information Urogenital System Diarrheic Stool 
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Further Reading

  1. Cali ADP et al (1993) Septata intestinalis N.G., N.S. P., an intestinal microsporidian associated with chronic diarrhea and dissemination in AIDS patients. J Eukaryot Microbiol 40:101–112CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Doultree JC et al (1995) In vitro growth of the microsporidian Septata intestinalis from an AIDS patient with disseminated illness. J Clin Microbiol 33:463–470PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany