Cryptosporidiosis. Traveler's diarrhea in two families Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Bacteremia
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections
  • Hematologic Neoplasms
  • Neutropenia


  • Intestinal cryptosporidiosis was diagnosed in three infants (aged 6 to 21 months), one child (aged 3 years), and two adult members of two families after their return from travel to the African continent. Examination of stools from all patients revealed acid-fast cryptosporidial oocysts on direct fecal smears stained by the modified cold Kinyoun technique. Five of the six were symptomatic with watery diarrhea, anorexia, and abdominal pain. Elevated anticryptosporidial titers were detected in five patients, two of whom were asymptomatic. Cryptosporidiosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of traveler's diarrhea.

publication date

  • January 1985



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archinte.145.1.70

PubMed ID

  • 4038599

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 70

end page

  • 2


  • 145


  • 1