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What is Cyclosporiasis?

What is Cyclosporiasis?

  • Cyclosporiasis: A parasitic disease caused by Cyclospora cayetensis which is transmitted by ingestion of food or water contaminated by infected fecal matter. Some cases are asymptomatic while others can be quite severe and untreated cases can suffer relapses.
  • Cyclosporiasis: Infection with parasitic protozoa of the genus CYCLOSPORA. It is distributed globally and causes a diarrheal illness. Transmission is waterborne.
    Source - Diseases Database

Cyclosporiasis: Introduction

Types of Cyclosporiasis:

Broader types of Cyclosporiasis:

How many people get Cyclosporiasis?

Incidence (annual) of Cyclosporiasis: 56 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999)
Incidence Rate of Cyclosporiasis: approx 1 in 4,857,142 or 0.00% or 55 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Cyclosporiasis?

Profile for Cyclosporiasis: People of all ages are at risk for infection. In the past, Cyclospora infection was usually found in people who lived or traveled in developing countries. However, people can be infected worldwide, including the United States. (Source: excerpt from Cyclospora Infection: DPD)

How serious is Cyclosporiasis?

Complications of Cyclosporiasis: see complications of Cyclosporiasis

What causes Cyclosporiasis?

Causes of Cyclosporiasis: see causes of Cyclosporiasis
Risk factors for Cyclosporiasis: see risk factors for Cyclosporiasis

What are the symptoms of Cyclosporiasis?

Symptoms of Cyclosporiasis: see symptoms of Cyclosporiasis

Complications of Cyclosporiasis: see complications of Cyclosporiasis

Incubation period for Cyclosporiasis: about 1 week

Incubation period for Cyclosporiasis: The time between becoming infected and becoming sick is usually about 1 week. (Source: excerpt from Cyclospora Infection: DPD)

Duration of Cyclosporiasis: few days to a month or more

Duration of Cyclosporiasis: If not treated, the illness may last from a few days to a month or longer. Symptoms may seem to go away and then return one or more times (relapse). (Source: excerpt from Cyclospora Infection: DPD)

Can anyone else get Cyclosporiasis?

More information: see contagiousness of Cyclosporiasis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cyclosporiasis

Cyclosporiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cyclosporiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cyclosporiasis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cyclosporiasis: Infectious Disease Specialist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cyclosporiasis.
Treatments for Cyclosporiasis: see treatments for Cyclosporiasis
Prevention of Cyclosporiasis: see prevention of Cyclosporiasis

Name and Aliases of Cyclosporiasis

Main name of condition: Cyclosporiasis

Class of Condition for Cyclosporiasis: parasite

Other names or spellings for Cyclosporiasis:

Cyclospora, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cyclospora Infection, Cyclosporosis

Cyclospora cayetanensis Source - Diseases Database

Cyclosporiasis: Related Conditions

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