Cryptosporidiosis is an infection with Cryptosporidium. Symptom is, along with other symptoms of a gastrointestinal disorder, a watery diarrhea. The disease in immunocompetent patients characteristically self-limiting, but can also run persistent and difficult in patients with AIDS. Diagnosis is made by the identification of the pathogen or antigen in the stool. The treatment of immunocompetent persons is done as needed with nitazoxanide (Note for the German reader. In Germany, the…

September 3, 2018