Cyclospora: an overview.

  title={Cyclospora: an overview.},
  author={Rosemary Soave},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={429-35; quiz 436-7}
  • Rosemary Soave
  • Published 1996 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
Popularization of the acid-fast stain in the early 1980s for detecting Cryptosporidium species in stool specimens set the stage for recognition of Cyclospora species. Between 1986 and 1993, there were nine reports linking diarrheal illness in more than 200 immunocompetent and immunocompromised children and adults to an unidentified, acid-fast organism resembling a "large Cryptosporidium" [2-10]. On the basis of electron microscopic studies in 1990 that revealed photosynthesizing organelles… CONTINUE READING
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