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protozoal infection by coccidia. In humans it takes the form of Isospora belli in the stools; such infection is usually asymptomatic but occasionally causes a severe watery mucous diarrhea.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Group name for diseases due to any species of coccidia; a common and serious protozoan disease of many species of domestic animals and birds and many wild animals kept in captivity; both intestinal and pulmonary coccidiosis have been reported in humans with AIDS.
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A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the digestive tract by coccidia.
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Group name for diseases attributable to any species of coccidia; a common disease of many species of domestic animals and birds; both intestinal and pulmonary coccidiosis have been reported in patients with AIDS.
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coccidiosisA tropical parasitic disease caused by the accidental eating the egg cysts of the PROTOZOON Isospora belli. It features fever, abdominal pain and watery diarrhoea and usually settles in a week or two.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
coccidiosisa disease caused by SPOROZOAN parasites that occurs in rabbits and poultry.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005