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What is Sarcosporidiosis?

What is Sarcosporidiosis?

  • Sarcosporidiosis: Infection with a protozoa called Sarcocystis. The condition is often asymptomatic. Infection usually occurs by eating raw infected meat.
  • Sarcosporidiosis: Infection of the striated muscle of mammals by parasites of the genus SARCOCYSTIS. Disease symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, muscle weakness, and paralysis are produced by sarcocystin, a toxin produced by the organism.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Sarcosporidiosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Sarcosporidiosis: Introduction

Types of Sarcosporidiosis:

Broader types of Sarcosporidiosis:

How serious is Sarcosporidiosis?

Complications of Sarcosporidiosis: see complications of Sarcosporidiosis

What causes Sarcosporidiosis?

Causes of Sarcosporidiosis: see causes of Sarcosporidiosis

What are the symptoms of Sarcosporidiosis?

Symptoms of Sarcosporidiosis: see symptoms of Sarcosporidiosis

Complications of Sarcosporidiosis: see complications of Sarcosporidiosis

Sarcosporidiosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Sarcosporidiosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Sarcosporidiosis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Sarcosporidiosis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Sarcosporidiosis.
Treatments for Sarcosporidiosis: see treatments for Sarcosporidiosis

Name and Aliases of Sarcosporidiosis

Main name of condition: Sarcosporidiosis

Other names or spellings for Sarcosporidiosis:


Sarcocystis, Sarcocystosis, Sarcosporidiasis Source - Diseases Database


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