Cryptosporidium

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Diagnosis

  • Cryptosporidium causes chronic watery diarrhea with malabsorption in HIV-infected patients.
  • Diagnosis is based on the visualization of the parasite in an acid-fast stain or direct immunofluorescence of stool.

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Diagnosis

  • Cryptosporidium causes chronic watery diarrhea with malabsorption in HIV-infected patients.
  • Diagnosis is based on the visualization of the parasite in an acid-fast stain or direct immunofluorescence of stool.

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