Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Intestinal Infection Cryptosporidium Evaluation

The evaluation of cryptosporidium enterocolitis begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings of cryptosporidium enterocolitis may include:

The diagnosis of cryptosporidium enteritis must be confirmed through testing. A stool examination for ova and parasites can be helpful in detecting the infection.

A stool culture can detect:

Tests that may be used to evaluate cryptosporidium enterocolitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Intestinal Infection Cryptosporidium References
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