Cryptosporidium Species are Frequently Present But Rarely Detected in Clinical Samples From Children with Diarrhea in a Developed Country

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Abstract

Two studies were done on cryptosporidiosis in children. A retrospective survey showed that from 2005 to 2015, Cryptosporidium species was detected by microscopy of stool from 0.25% of children with diarrhea. In a subsequent prospective study, polymerase chain reaction detected Cryptosporidium species in 4 (1.3%) of 304 children. Cryptosporidium species is as frequent as other intestinal pathogens in childhood diarrhea. Testing is relevant.

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