Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Diarrhea due to Cryptosporidium Underlying Cause

Facts about cryptosporidium enterocolitis:

  • Cryptosporidium is a tiny organism called a protozoa.
  • The organism is ingested, where it grows in the intestines.
  • The intestines become inflamed, which causes diarrhea.

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Last Updated: Aug 10, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Diarrhea due to Cryptosporidium References
  1. Caccio S, Pinter E, Fantini R, Mezzaroma I, Pozio E. Human infection with Cryptosporidium felis: case report and literature review. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Jan;8(1):85-6. [11749756]
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