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.
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This initiative will support basic research to define the mechanisms of action by which the innate immune system recognizes and responds to the food and waterborne eukaryotes classified as NIAID Category B priority protozoan pathogens ( Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Toxoplasma, and Microsporidia) (http://www2.
The gastrointestinal infection results from ingestion of the Cyclospora parasite and is associated with watery diarrhea and frequent, explosive bowel movements.
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Note that oocysts of Cyclospora cayetanensis, another important coccidian parasite, are unsporulated at the time of excretion and do not become infective until sporulation is completed.
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