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Cryptosporidium enteritis

  • Alternative Names

    Cryptosporidiosis


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal cramping
    • Diarrhea, which is usually watery, large-volume, and many times a day
    • Malaise
    • Malnutrition and weight loss (in severe cases)
    • Nausea

    Signs and tests
    • Antibody test to see if Cryptosporidium are in the stool
    • Intestinal biopsy (rare)
    • Stool examination with special techniques (called AFB staining)
    • Stool ova and parasites exam using a microscope