Cyclospora

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Cyclospora

(sī'klō-spōr'ă),
A Cryptosporidium-like genus of coccidian parasites reported from millipedes, reptiles, insectivores, and a rodent species. Cyclospora is characterized by acid-fast oocysts with two sporocysts, each with two sporozoites. Cyclospora is implicated as the cause of a widespread, prolonged but self-limited human diarrhea in patients in the Americas, Caribbean countries, Southeast Asia, and eastern Europe previously reported as caused by Cyanobacterium-like bodies. C. cayetanensis is the species type.

cyclospora

(sī′klə-spôr′ə)
n.
Any of various parasitic coccidia of the genus Cyclospora, especially Cyclospora cayetanensis, which causes the intestinal infection cyclosporiasis in humans.

Cy·clo·spo·ra

(sī'klō-spōr'ă)
A Cryptosporidium-like genus of coccidian parasites reported from millipedes, reptiles, insectivores, and one rodent species; characterized by acid-fast oocysts with two sporocysts, each with two sporozoites; implicated as the cause of a widespread, prolonged, but self-limited human diarrhea in patients in the Americas, Caribbean countries, southeast Asia, and eastern Europe previously reported as caused by cyanobacteriumlike bodies.
Synonym(s): cyanobacteriumlike bodies.