Intestinal co-infection by Cyclospora sp. and Cryptosporidium parvum: first report in an AIDS patient.

M. Scaglia, S. Gatti, P. Bassi, P. L. Viale, S. Novati, S. Ranieri

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Cyclospora is recently described new human pathogenic coccidian causing intermittent diarrhoeal enteritis which may persist for weeks or months in immunocompetent subjects, particularly travellers visiting some tropical areas and countries, such as Nepal, the Caribbean, Peru and Mexico. More rarely this enteric pathogen affects immunocompromised humans, namely HIV-infected people or AIDS patients, with some clinical pictures recognized in normal hosts. We describe the first case of Cyclospora sp. and Cryptosporidium parvum associated diarrhoeal enteritis in an adult AIDS patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalParasite (Paris, France)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Parasitology

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