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Abstract

Coccidial infection is particularly important when considering the differential diagnosis of diarrhea in patients with AIDS. With the possible exception of Microsporidia, however, all coccidians are capable of causing diarrhea (often prolonged) in otherwise healthy patients, especially infants and young children, travelers to developing nations, and individuals who are institutionalized.

Keywords

Coccidian Immunocompromise Cryptosporidium sp Cyclospora cayetanensis Diarrhea Microsporidia sp Isospora belli Toxoplasma gondii 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology Diagnostic LaboratoriesUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA

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