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Causes of Cryptosporiosis

Primary Cause of Cryptosporiosis

The primary cause of Cryptosporiosis is the result:

  • of eating food from an animal infected with an infectious agent, or from food that is contaminated from the food handler (who is infected with Cryptosporiosis), or from contaminated soil or water, or from toxins produced by an infectious organism.
  • of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Cryptosporiosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Cryptosporiosis:

Cryptosporiosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Cryptosporiosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Cryptosporiosis:

Cryptosporiosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Cryptosporiosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Cryptosporiosis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Cryptosporiosis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Cryptosporiosis. Our database lists the following as having Cryptosporiosis as a symptom of that condition:

Medical news summaries relating to Cryptosporiosis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Cryptosporiosis:

Related information on causes of Cryptosporiosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Cryptosporiosis may be found in:


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