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El Cryptosporidium es un parásito protozoario que se encuentra en aguas contaminadas. Se lo reconoce cada vez más como el causante de brotes de diarrea cuando los reservorios de agua han sido contaminados. En las personas normales, produce una enfermedad autolimitante, pero entre pacientes inmunocomprometidos con SIDA, el Cryptosporidium puede causar diarrea severa, enfermedad de la vesícula biliar (colecistitis) e inflamación del páncreas (pancreatitis).

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/27/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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