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Gastroenteritis Cryptosporidium Underlying Cause
- 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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PubMed Gastroenteritis Cryptosporidium References
- 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. 
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cryptosporidosis (Cryptosporidium spp.)--a CDC J Environ Health. 2004 Jul-Aug;67(1):52.