Cyclospora cayetanensis


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Related to Cyclospora cayetanensis: Cryptosporidium parvum, Isospora belli

Cyclospora cayetanensis

a species causing enteritis with persistent diarrhea; usually acquired by ingestion of contaminated water or food.

Cyclospora cayetanensis

a pathogenic protozoon that causes diarrhea, cramps, and fever in humans. The microorganism, a coccidian parasite about 0.01 mm in diameter, was identified in 1979, after the first known cases of the infection were diagnosed. Before 1996 only three outbreaks of Cyclospora infection had been reported in the United States and Canada. It is diagnosed much more frequently now, and is often referred to as "traveler's diarrhea". Although Cyclospora is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, person-to-person transmission is unlikely because oocytes require days to weeks under favorable conditions to become infectious after leaving an infected host.

Cyclospora cayetanensis

Parasitology A Cryptosporidium-like coccidian protozoan, family Eimeriidae, which is implicated in episodic traveler's diarrhea; it infects the GI tract of immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts–especially with AIDS. See Cyclosporiasis.

Cy·clo·spo·ra ca·ye·ta·nen·sis

(sī'klō-spōr'ă kā-ĕ-tă-nen'sis)
A parasitic species causing enteritis with persistent diarrhea; usually acquired by ingestion of contaminated water or food.
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Epidemiology of Cyclospora cayetanensis infection in San Carlos Island, Venezuela: strong association between socioeconomic status and infection.
8 3 2 Cryptosporidium parvum 21 17 3 Cyclospora cayetanensis 0.
domestica en Lima-Peru, hallando los siguientes especies: Endolimax nana, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba hartmanni, Entamoeba coli, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Giardia lamblia y Toxocara canis.
Lindquist, "Detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis using a quantitative real-time PCR assay," Journal of Microbiological Methods, vol.
Por otra parte, la concordancia en nuestro estudio fue perfecta para Cyclospora cayetanensis,Trichomonas hominis, Iodamoeba butschlii e Hymenolepis nana, y excelente para Ascaris lumbricoides y Chilomatix mesnili, esto difiere de lo reportado en el estudio de Duque y colaboradores, en el que la concordancia fue casi perfecta para Giardia lamblia, notable para Trichomonas hominis, moderada para Iodamoeba butschlii y Entamoeba coli, regular para Endolimax nana, Trichuris trichiuray Blastocystis hominis, mala para Entamoeba histoytica y nula para Entamoeba hartmanni (24).
El hombre puede ser parasitado por varias especies de Cryptosporidium, mientras que hasta la fecha, Cystoisospora belli y Cyclospora cayetanensis son las unicas especies de dichos generos, diagnosticadas en humanos.
Cyclospora cayetanensis, the most recently identified coccidian, presents with similar pathologic features to Cryptosporidium and Isospora species.
Las infecciones producidas por parasitos han sido estudiadas a profundidad en la infeccion por VIH, debido a que microorganismos como Cryptosporidium parvum, Microsporidium, Cyclospora cayetanensis e Isospora belli son los principales causantes de diarrea en pacientes con VIH.
En otros estudios encontraron protozoarios: Blastocystis hominis, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium sp, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Iodamoeba butschlii, Endolimax nana y Chilomastix mesnili (Cardenas y Martinez, 2004).
The present paper is a review of the sources and transmission mechanisms of Cyclospora cayetanensis, an emergent coccidian pathogen that causes endemic and epidemic diarrheal illness worldwide.
Coloraciones Ziehl-Neelsen y Safranina modificadas para el Diagnostico de Cyclospora cayetanensis.
Cyclospora cayetanensis is an opportunistic protozoan related to outbreaks, and in endemic areas, causing prolonged diarrhea in immunocompetent, as well as, in immunocompromised individuals.