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Parasites-gastrointestinal (not liver)

Cyclospora cayetanensis

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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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Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts stained by Wright-Giemsa

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