Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium is a genus of protozoans that can cause gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea in humans. Cryptosporidium is the organism most commonly isolated in HIV-positive patients presenting with diarrhea. Treatment is symptomatic, with fluid rehydration, electrolyte correction and management of any pain.

Read more about Cryptosporidium:  General Characteristics, Life Cycle, Treatment and Detection, Exposure Risks

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