Cryptospiridium Parvum

(Crypto)

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Features 

-  Protozoan disease

-  Typically short term GIT infection

-  One of most common water borne diseases

-  Found worldwide

-  Faecol-oral transmission of cysts often through contaminated water

-  Also soil, uncooked/cross contaminated food

-  Cysts highly resistant to disinfectants (chlorine..)

-  Most common isolate from HIV pts w diarrhoea

 

Presentations

-  Cryptosporidiosis (gastroenteritis)

 

Ix

-  Detected by rapid ELISA

 

Crypto 2

 

Crypto 1