Cryptosporidium


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Cryptosporidium

 [krip″to-spo-rid´e-um]
a genus of minute coccidian protozoa; they are parasitic in the intestinal tracts of many different vertebrates, including reptiles, birds, and mammals. See also cryptosporidiosis.

Cryptosporidium

(krip'tō-spō-rid'ē-ŭm),
A genus of coccidian sporozoans (family Cryptosporiidae, suborder Eimeriina) that are important pathogens of calves and other domestic animals, and common opportunistic parasites of humans that flourish under conditions of compromised immune function; can cause self-limiting diarrhea in immunocompetent people.

Cryptosporidium

/Cryp·to·spo·ri·di·um/ (-spo-rid´e-um) a genus of parasitic protozoa found in the intestinal tracts of many different vertebrates and the etiologic agent of cryptosporidiosis in humans.

cryptosporidium

(krĭp′tō-spə-rĭd′ē-əm)
n.
A protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium that is an intestinal parasite in humans and other vertebrates and sometimes causes diarrhea that is especially severe in immunocompromised people.

Cryp·to·spo·rid·i·um

(krip'tō-spō-rid'ē-ŭm)
A genus of coccidian sporozoans (family Cryptosporidiidae, suborder Eimeriina) that are important pathogens of calves and other domestic animals, and common opportunistic parasites of humans; they flourish under conditions of compromised immune function; can cause self-limiting diarrhea in immunocompetent people.

Cryptosporidium

A type of parasitic protozoa.
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Cryptosporidium

a protozoan parasite in most species. A member of the family Eimeriidae. Includes C. bayleyi in birds, C. serpentis in reptiles, C. crotalis in reptiles, C. meleagridis in birds, and C. nasorum in fish. C. parvum infects many different hosts including cattle, swine, horses and small ruminants. C. parvum has two distinct genotypes known as human genotype 1 (also known as C. hominis) and bovine genotype 2. Both genotypes are capable of causing disease in humans. Livestock are not commonly infected with genotype 1. C. andersoni (C. muris) infects cattle.
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Molecular technique especially Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is highly specific and sensitive tool for accurate identification of Cryptosporidium species (McGlade et al.
Conclusion: Our results revealed that some risk factors including exposure to farm animals, malnutrition, primary immunodeficiencies could have importance for the prognosis of Cryptosporidium infection.
Diversos estudios han ayudado a encontrar el papel que tiene el Cryptosporidium en el complejo enterico neonatal de los rumiantes domesticos.
Con la aparicion de sindrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA), Cryptosporidium spp.
Cryptosporidium is among the top four causes of moderate to severe diarrheal disease in young children in developing countries and is a major opportunistic co-infection with HIV (Bodager et al.
Molecular characterization by CryptoNet of four Cryptosporidium specimens from the Little League cohort identified all four as the C.
Cryptosporidium is a coccidian parasite which resides in the microvillus of the lumen and multiply in the microvillus producing Oocyst, leading to malfunction of the lumen.
The laboratory is responsible for the analysis of the surface water samples for cryptosporidium and E.
A spokeswoman for Public Health Wales said: "The Outbreak Control Team is continuing to work with Coleg Gwent and 13 people have now tested positive for cryptosporidium and results are awaited for a number of others after they had regular attendance at the farm or contact with those who have.