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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis?

Long term sequelae resulting from infection can be common and van cause non-intestinal symptoms. The first signs and symptoms of cryptosporidium infection usually appear within a week after infection and may include:
*Watery diarrhea
*Lack of appetite
*Weight loss
*Abdominal pain
*Mild Fever
*Respiratory problems

As might be expected, many individuals experienced multiple symptoms. In people with a profound immunodeficiency, there can be symptoms that are different and more prolonged, and disease can result in an earlier death than would be the case of the patient had not been infected.

Symptomatic diarrhea may be marked by stool volumes that exceed 6 liters per day. Intestinal infections may extend from the small intestine into then colon, stomach, and esophagus and may involved a variety of extra-intestinal organs and tissues.
What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis?

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