What is the definition of Cystoisosporiasis?

Cystoisosporiasis, also known as isosporiasis, is an intestinal disease caused by the parasite, Cystoisopora belli, that is spread through eating or drinking food or water contaminated with feces from an infected person.

What are the symptoms for Cystoisosporiasis?

Symptoms of cystoisosporiasis may include watery diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, malabsorption, flatulence, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, gall bladder inflammation (cholecystitis), reactive arthritis, and fever.

What are the current treatments for Cystoisosporiasis?

Treatment for cystoisosporiasis involves antibiotics, such as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim or Septra), bedrest, and plenty of fluids.

How do I prevent Cystoisosporiasis?

Cystoisosporiasis can be prevented by practicing good handwashing.

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