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Small bowel (small intestine)

Infectious disorders

Cyclospora cayetanensis


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 17 December 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Coccidian parasite associated with municipal water systems, first report in late 1970's, causes protracted diarrhea (Clin Microbiol Rev 2010;23:218)

Diagrams
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Life cycle

Diagnosis
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● Oocyst in stool with modified acid-fast stain

Micro description
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● Resembles isospora

Micro images
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Various images

Electron microscopy images
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Several acid fast stained oocysts

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