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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cryptosporidium

A type of parasitic protozoa.
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Cryptosporidium infected animals shed a large number of oocysts (108-109 OPG of fecal material) (Romero-Salas et al., 2016).
Cryptosporidium is a parasite that can cause extreme diarrhoea.
Cryptosporidial infection is caused by Cryptosporidium species, which are enteric protozoan parasites, having global distribution.
"Assessment of trends in the annual counts of outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, Legionella, or Pseudomonas indicate mixed progress in preventing transmission," the authors write.
Of the 157 hotel-related outbreaks, 94 (60%) ([dagger][dagger]) had a confirmed infectious etiology, 40 (43%) were caused by Pseudomonas, 29 (31%) by Legionella, and 17 (18%) by Cryptosporidium. ([section][section]) Sixty-five (41%) hotel-related outbreaks were associated with hot tubs/spas, and 47 (30%) started during February-March.
spp se presenta en los meses calidos y lluviosos, ya que observaron 38,10% mas ooquistes de Cryptosporidium en ovinos en el periodo de mas precipitacion.
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.
Cryptosporidiosis is a type of the diarrheal illness caused by the infection of Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium is especially dangerous for infants, children, older people, pregnant women, and individuals with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.