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Disease caused by infection with a species of Isospora, such as I. belli of humans; human disease usually is mild except in cases of immunodeficiency, as in AIDS, where it may cause an intractable diarrhea.
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Disease caused by infection with a species of Isospora, such as I. belli in humans; such disease usually is mild except in cases of immunosuppression, as in AIDS, where it may cause an intractable diarrhea.
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isosporiasisAn infection with the protozoal parasite Isospora belli usually acquired by ingestion of egg cysts in water or food contaminated with human faeces. The condition most commonly affects people with AIDS, and 15 per cent of AIDS sufferers in Haiti are said to be affected. Isosporiasis causes abdominal colic, watery diarrhoea, fatty stools from malabsorption and dehydration, and is effectively treated with a combination of trimethoprim and sulphamethoxazole.
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