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Isolation of a protozoan parasite genetically related to the insect trypanosomatid Herpetomonas samuelpessoai from a human immunodeficiency virus-positive patient

Morio F., Reynes J., Dollet M., Pratlong F., Dedet J.P., Ravel C.. 2008. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 46 (11) : p. 3845-3847.

Severely immunocompromised human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients can develop various opportunistic infections due to bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoa. Here we report the first isolation of a flagellated protozoan genetically closely related to Herpetomonas samuelpessoai, which is usually a parasite of insects, from the blood of an HIV-infected patient. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : genre humain; insecta; parasite; sida (maladie); protozoose; herpetomonas samuelpessoai

Thématique : Organismes nuisibles des animaux; Autres thèmes

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