Cyclosporiasis And Cystoisosporiasis

Cyclosporiasis is an infection with Cyclospora cayetanensis; Cystoisosporiasis is an infection with Cystoisospora (Isospora) belli. Both organisms are among the Kokzidienprotozoen. The symptoms consist mainly of an aqueous diarrhea with gastrointestinal and systemic complaints. The diagnosis is made by the detection of characteristic oocysts in stool or intestinal biopsy samples. Treatment is usually with trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole. The life cycles of C. cayetanensis and C. belli similar to those of…

September 3, 2018