Cryptosporidiosis: environmental, therapeutic, and preventive challenges

September 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

Europ J of Clinical Microb & Infec Dis  August 2010 V.29  N.8  p.927 – 935

 S. Collinet-Adler1, 2, 3  and H. D. Ward1, 2

 (1) Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

(2) Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA

(3) Tufts Medical Center, Box #41, 800, Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA

 Abstract 

Cryptosporidium spp. are responsible for endemic and epidemic disease worldwide. Clinical manifestations may include acute, persistent, or chronic diarrhea, biliary, and pulmonary disease. Disease severity ranges from asymptomatic or mild to severe, intractable diarrhea with wasting depending on immune status, nutrition, and age. Transmission is fecal–oral with both human and animal reservoirs. Disease is often self limited in healthy individuals, but therapy remains a challenge in the immune-compromised. Prevention currently depends on appropriate hygiene and proper water management and treatment.

 abstract

http://www.springerlink.com/content/v01r030643312067/

Entry filed under: Antiparasitarios, Epidemiología, Infecciones parasitarias.

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