Small bowel (small intestine)
Infectious disorders
Cyclospora cayetanensis

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 12 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Cyclospora cayetanensis small bowel

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Cyclospora cayetanensis. website. Accessed July 19th, 2019.
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

  • Oocyst in stool with modified acid fast stain
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles isospora
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