Canadian Journal of Applied Sciences


ISSN: 1925-7430
Short Key Title: Can J App Sci
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21065/19257430
Start Year: 2011

CRYTOSPORIUM: A DIARRHOEA CAUSING PARASITE
Syeda Sadaf Haider
1. Department of Microbiology, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan. 2. Department of Microbiology, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan 3. Department of Botany, University of Science and Technology, Bannu, Pakistan 4. Drug Control Administration, Ministry of Health, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. 5. Department of Pharmacognosy, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. 6. Kohat University of Science and Technology, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan
Keywords: Diarrhoea, cryptosporidiosis, intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium.
Abstract

Cryptosporidiosis is an infection caused by Cryptosporidium, a protozoan parasite of clinically importance. It is transmitted by contaminated water and in individuals with proper immune systems it usually causes diarrhea, but in case of immunocompromised people, like those suffering of AIDS, the disease is usually severe and it can be fatal. It is known to be zoonotic in nature. In other words, Cryptosporidiosis can be spread naturally directly from cats to their keepers. Oocyst is a critical stage and mainly responsible for causing infection with typical gastrointestinal manifestations in humans. Medically important ones are C. parvum and C. hominis, causing infections. The classic symptoms include watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and Fever etc. The infection is self-limiting so oral o as well as intravenous rehydration and replacement of electrolytes are usually suggested. Moreover, the best of avoiding is to promote the practices of hand washing and hygienic standards in the mass.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:
Year:2014
Volume:4
First Page:18
Last Page:25
Publisher Id:CanJAppSci (2014 ). 4. 18-25
Article History:
Received:November 12, 2013
Accepted:December 16, 2013
Collection year:2013
First Published:January 1, 2014


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Xianghui Qi (PhD)
Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

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Dr. Xianghui Qi is working as Professor in the School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. His research interests: Biosynthesis of high value-added chemicals by microbes and engineered strains; Discovery of novel genes, enzymes and new strains; Rational & Irrational design of microbial enzymes; Isolation, identification and evolution of microbes; Metabolic engineering & Pathway engineering of functional microbes, and biotransformation; Metabolic regulation based on the research of microbial omics; Application of high value-added products including functional sugar alcohols by biosynthesis and biotransformation based on microbial engineered strains.

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Abbreviation: Can J Appl Sci
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.21065/19257430
Frequency: Annual
Current Volume: 7 (2017)
Next scheduled volume: December, 2018  
Back volumes: 1-7
Starting year: 2011
Nature: Online
Submission: Online
Language: English

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