Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis, also known as crypto, is a parasitic disease caused by Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite in the phylum Apicomplexa. It affects the intestines and is typically an acute short-term infection. It is spread through the fecal-oral route, often through contaminated water; the main symptom is self-limiting diarrhea in people with i...
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cryptosporidiosis

(krip″to-spo-rid″e-o´sis) infection with protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium, which may be associated with or contribute to enteric disease in calves, lambs, foals, and piglets. Human infection occurs both in immunocompetent persons, in whom it causes a self-limited diarrhea syndrome, and in immunocompromi...
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Cryptosporidiosis

A disease of the intestinal tract caused by the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum occurring in untreated backcountry water sources. Common symptoms include stomach cramps and diarrhea.
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cryptosporidiosis

An opportunistic infection caused by the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, a very common parasite in animals. Transmission occurs through ingestion of food or water contaminated with animal feces. The parasite grows in the intestines and bile ducts and causes severe, chronic diarrhoea, especially in people with AIDS. There are no standard...
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cryptosporidiosis

cryptosporidiosis An infectious condition of human and domestic animals, characterized by fever, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. It is spread by a protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium.
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Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis: An intestinal infection characterized by diarrhea caused by a microscopic parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum. The parasite lives in the small intestine of humans and animals who pass it in their feces. The parasite is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it resist...
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cryptosporidiosis

Diarrheal disease of debilitated or immunodeficient foals, caused by a protozoan, Cryptosporidium parvum.
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Cryptosporidiosis

Organism that proliferates in small intestine and possibly cecum.
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cryptosporidiosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: krip′tō-spō-rid′ē-ō′sis Definitions: 1. An enteric disease that is tranferred by waterborne or fecal contamination routes; caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium; characterized pathologically by villous atrophy and fusion and clinically by diarrhea in humans, calves...
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