Gastrointestinal (not liver)
Cyclospora cayetanensis

Topic Completed: 8 August 2019

Minor changes: 3 March 2020

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PubMed Search: Cyclospora cayetanensis[TI] full text[sb]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Cyclospora cayetanensis. website. Accessed August 14th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Coccidian parasite associated with municipal water systems, first reported in late 1970s, causes protracted diarrhea (Clin Microbiol Rev 2010;23:218)
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Life cycle

Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts stained by Wright-Giemsa

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