Small bowel (small intestine)
Infectious disorders
Cyclospora cayetanensis

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 14 February 2018, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Cyclospora cayetanensis small bowel

Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Cyclospora cayetanensis. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
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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