Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis.

  title={Cryptosporidium and cryptosporidiosis.},
  author={Rosemary Soave and Donald Armstrong},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={8 6},
Cryptosporidium is a newly recognized human pathogen associated with severe enteritis and, perhaps, cholecystitis in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and significant, though self-limited, diarrheal illness in the immunocompetent host. As more physicians look for this pathogen, the number of reported cases of cryptosporidiosis continues to increase. Although the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in humans is not yet known, recent studies… CONTINUE READING


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