Infection with protozoa of the genus Cryptosporidium. The most common symptoms are prolonged diarrhea, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain.

Microbiology. . 2009.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 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 — n. 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… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.