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Cyclospora cayetanesis.
Clin Lab Med. 2002 Dec; 22(4):927-36.CL

Abstract

The novelty of C cayetanensis has led to some misconceptions about how best to detect its presence in stool examinations. Some reports have implied that the organism can only be seen on stained specimens, which is not true. The unstained organism can easily be identified by its characteristic size and internal structures. However, not doing a concentration procedure can reduce the chances of detecting C cayentanensis by up to 40%. Finally, there have been false positive reports of C cayetanensis when stained artifacts were mistaken for the real organism. The best way to become comfortable with the laboratory diagnosis of C cayentanensis is to obtain some known positive samples and practice identifying the oocysts using a variety of methods. The clinical syndrome associated with C cayentanensis is recognizable. The patient will usually have prominent anorexia, fatigue, nausea, and gas. Diarrhea, after the initial severe bout, is often intermittent, and submitted specimens may be formed despite a persistent feeling of being unwell.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Canadian International Water and Energy Consultants Clinic Travel Medicine Center, Kathmandu, Nepal. drshlim@wyoming.com

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12489288

Citation

Shlim, David R.. "Cyclospora Cayetanesis." Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, vol. 22, no. 4, 2002, pp. 927-36.
Shlim DR. Cyclospora cayetanesis. Clin Lab Med. 2002;22(4):927-36.
Shlim, D. R. (2002). Cyclospora cayetanesis. Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, 22(4), 927-36.
Shlim DR. Cyclospora Cayetanesis. Clin Lab Med. 2002;22(4):927-36. PubMed PMID: 12489288.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cyclospora cayetanesis. A1 - Shlim,David R, PY - 2002/12/20/pubmed PY - 2003/5/9/medline PY - 2002/12/20/entrez SP - 927 EP - 36 JF - Clinics in laboratory medicine JO - Clin. Lab. Med. VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - The novelty of C cayetanensis has led to some misconceptions about how best to detect its presence in stool examinations. Some reports have implied that the organism can only be seen on stained specimens, which is not true. The unstained organism can easily be identified by its characteristic size and internal structures. However, not doing a concentration procedure can reduce the chances of detecting C cayentanensis by up to 40%. Finally, there have been false positive reports of C cayetanensis when stained artifacts were mistaken for the real organism. The best way to become comfortable with the laboratory diagnosis of C cayentanensis is to obtain some known positive samples and practice identifying the oocysts using a variety of methods. The clinical syndrome associated with C cayentanensis is recognizable. The patient will usually have prominent anorexia, fatigue, nausea, and gas. Diarrhea, after the initial severe bout, is often intermittent, and submitted specimens may be formed despite a persistent feeling of being unwell. SN - 0272-2712 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12489288/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272-2712(02)00025-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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