Table 1.

Light microscopy and PCR results for 10 patients with intestinal microsporidiosis

PatientOrganism detected by light microscopyAmplicon size(s) (bp) by PCR using primer pair V1-PMP2Result of PCR using primer pair:
V1-EB450V1-SI500
1E. bieneusi250PositiveNegative
2E. bieneusi250PositiveNegative
3E. bieneusi250PositiveNegative
4E. bieneusi250, 270PositivePositive
5E. bieneusi or Encephalitozoonsp.250PositiveNegative
6Encephalitozoonsp.270NegativePositive
7Encephalitozoonsp.270NegativePositive
8Encephalitozoonsp.270NegativePositive
9Negative250PositiveNegative
10Negative250PositiveNegative