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Volume 60, Issue 1 (Mar 2014)

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Serological screening of selected microsporidia in HPV-positive women

Jozef Adam
  • Faculty Hospital of J. A. Reimana Prešov, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Jána Hollého 14, 081 81 Prešov, Slovak Republic;
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/ Alexandra Valenčáková
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  • University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Biology and Genetics, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovak Republic
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/ Monika Halánová
  • Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Department of Public Health, Šrobárova 2, 041 80 Košice, Slovak Republic
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/ Oľga Danišová
  • University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Biology and Genetics, Komenského 73, 041 81 Košice, Slovak Republic;
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  • Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Department of Public Health, Šrobárova 2, 041 80 Košice, Slovak Republic
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Published Online: 2014-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0007

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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About the article

Received: 2014-06-02

Revised: 2014-07-15

Accepted: 2014-09-02

Published Online: 2014-12-30

Published in Print: 2014-03-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0007.

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