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Revised: 6 August 2012, last major update August 2012
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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
● 2-4 micron, rounded basophilic organism adherent to surface epithelial cells
● PAS, Giemsa, gram stain
End of Stomach > Infections > Cryptosporidium
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