CYSTOISOSPORA INFECTION IN AN IMMUNO-COMPROMISED ADULT: A CASE REPORT
SPS Shergill, Santosh Karade* and Prashant Sengupta
Parasitic cause of diarrhea in healthy as well as immune-suppressed individuals is often neglected in developing countries. The common parasites causing diarrhea include amoebiasis, giardiasis and other coccidian parasites. Stool examination remains the commonest investigation to diagnose such infection. As the choice of treatment differs, a microbiologist plays vital role in identification and overall management.
Keywords: Cystoisosporiasis, coccidia, intestinal parasite, ZN stain.
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