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A protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium that is an intestinal parasite in humans and other vertebrates and sometimes causes diarrhea that is especially severe in immunocompromised people.

[New Latin Cryptosporidium, genus name : crypt(o)- + spor(o)- + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]


(Microbiology) any parasitic sporozoan protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium, species of which are parasites of birds and animals and can be transmitted to humans, causing severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea (cryptosporidiosis)
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DISCUSSION: Crytosporidium parvum has been reported as a causative agent of diarrhea from immunocompetent as well as immunocompromised subjects.
Gastroenterit etyolojisinde Crytosporidium infeksiyonlarinin sikligi ve ozelliklerini belirlemek amaci ile yapilan bu arastirmaya hastanemize 1 Haziran 2005-30 Ekim 2005 tarihleri arasinda ishal yakinmasi ile basvuran 1 ay--18 yas arasinda 240 cocuk hasta alindi.
PCR-based diagnosis of infection with crytosporidium in children with primary immunodeficiencies.
The primary water quality concerns on these rangelands are nutrients, sediment and animal-borne microbial pollutants such as fecal coliforms, a group of bacteria that indicate fecal contamination, and Crytosporidium parvum, a pathogenic parasite that spreads in feces and water.
Widespread outbreaks have occurred in recent years of cryptosporidiosis, a diarrheal disease caused by Crytosporidium parasites, from contaminated drinking or swimming water.
The spokesman denied the cash probe was linked to the outbreak of the crytosporidium water bug outbreak.
The illness is caused by high levels of organism crytosporidium but health investigators have been unable to discover how it is being carried.
Crytosporidium has not really entered the consumers' consciousness.
and Buffalo, New York, have issued alerts to boil water because of high crytosporidium levels in water supplies.
Crytosporidium is present in 65%-87% of surface water samples tested throughout the United States (2)(3).