A rare diarrheic parasite in a liver transplant patient: Isospora belli

Atambay M., Bayraktar M. R. , Kayabas U. , Yilmaz S., Bayindir Y.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, cilt.39, ss.1693-1695, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


We describe the first case of isosporiasis in a liver transplant patient. Watery diarrhea due to Isospora belli was observed in a woman who had undergone liver transplantation 8 months prior. She was successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. This parasite should be taken into consideration as an opportunistic infection in transplant patients who need increased hygenic awareness.