Prevalence, molecular characteristics and risk factors for cryptosporidiosis among Iranian immunocompromised patients.

@article{Izadi2012PrevalenceMC,
  title={Prevalence, molecular characteristics and risk factors for cryptosporidiosis among Iranian immunocompromised patients.},
  author={M Salmani Izadi and Nematollah Jonaidi-Jafari and Amin Saburi and Hossein Eyni and Mohammad-Reza Rezaiemanesh and Reza Ranjbar},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={56 12},
  pages={
          836-42
        }
}
Cryptosporidium spp. is a major cause of diarrhea in developing countries, mainly affecting people with compromised immune systems in general and HIV-infected individuals with low CD4 + T-cell counts in particular. This infection is self-limiting in healthy persons; however, it can be severe, progressive and persistent in those who are immunocompromised. There are few published studies concerning cryptosporidiosis and Cryptosporidium genotypes in Iranian immunocompromised patients and none of… CONTINUE READING
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