an intestinal infection of mammals and birds caused by parasitic protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium, which is usually transmitted to humans via farm animals. Ingestion of water or milk contaminated with infective oocysts results in severe diarrhoea and abdominal cramps, caused by release of a toxin. Most patients recover in 7–14 days, but the disease can persist in the immunocompromised (including AIDS patients), the elderly, and young children.

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  • Cryptosporidiosis — vgl. Kryptosporidiose …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Cryptosporidiosis — Not to be confused with Cryptococcus. Cryptosporidium Cryptosporidium muris oocysts found in human feces. Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • cryptosporidiosis — noun (plural cryptosporidioses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1982 infection with or disease caused by cryptosporidia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cryptosporidiosis — (krip to spo rid e o sis) Infection with protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium. The most common symptoms are prolonged diarrhea, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • cryptosporidiosis — /krip toh spawr i duy oh sis, spohr /, n. a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidia, characterized by fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and typically spread via contaminated drinking water. * * * …   Universalium

  • cryptosporidiosis — noun A disease affecting the intestines of mammals that is caused by cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite …   Wiktionary

  • cryptosporidiosis — An enteric disease caused by waterborne protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium; characterized pathologically by villous atrophy and fusion and clinically by diarrhea in humans, calves, lambs, and other animals; disease in… …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptosporidiosis — noun an intestinal condition caused by infection with cryptosporidium, causing diarrhoea and vomiting …   English new terms dictionary

  • cryptosporidiosis — cryp·to·spo·rid·i·o·sis …   English syllables

  • cryptosporidiosis — /ˌkrɪptoʊspərɪdiˈoʊsəs/ (say .kriptohspuhridee ohsuhs) noun a form of gastroenteritis caused by a cryptosporidium …  

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