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Stomach

Infections

Cryptosporidium


Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 August 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Protozoa that causes persistent watery diarrhea in AIDS patients
● Most common in small bowel, affects small and large bowel, gallbladder, and stomach
● Self limited disease in immunocompetent patients, chronic disease in immunosuppressed

Micro description
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● 2-4 micron, rounded basophilic organism adherent to surface epithelial cells

Positive stains
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● PAS, Giemsa, gram stain

End of Stomach > Infections > Cryptosporidium


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