1887

Abstract

, the parasitic agent responsible for human cyclosporiasis, is an emerging worldwide cause of diarrhoea in immunocompetent people as well as in immunocompromised patients, such as those with AIDS. Reported here is the case of a 30-year-old Turkish woman, a lawyer, who was admitted to hospital in July 2002 with complaints of watery diarrhoea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and weight loss over a period of 1 week. sp. oocysts were determined by using modified Kinyoun's acid-fast stain. The patient was treated with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (160/800 mg) b.i.d. for 7 days. This report is the first example of autochthonous cyclosporiasis in an immunocompetent patient in Turkey.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.45531-0
2004-03-01
2019-11-15
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/jmm/53/3/JM530313.html?itemId=/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.45531-0&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah

References

  1. Albert, M. J., Kabir, I., Azim, T., Hossain, A., Ansaruzzaman, M. & Unicomb, L. ( 1994;). Diarrhea associated with Cyclospora sp.in Bangladesh. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 19, 47–49.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Ash, L. R. & Orihel, T. C. ( 1987;). Parasites: a Guide to Laboratory Procedures and Identification, pp. 7–52. Chicago: ASCP Press.
  3. Ashford, R. W. ( 1979;). Occurrence of an undescribed coccidian in man in Papua New Guinea. Ann Trop Med Parasitol 73, 497–500.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Büget, E., Boral, Ö. B., Uysal, H. K., Agirbaşli, H., Yalman, N., Anak, S., Can, E. & Gedikoglu, G. ( 2000;). The first case of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Turkey. Turk Microbiol Soc 30, 162–165.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Hart, A. S., Ridinger, M. T., Soundarajan, R., Peters, C. S., Swiatlo, A. L. & Kocka, F. E. ( 1990;). Novel organism associated with chronic diarrhoea in AIDS. Lancet 335, 169–170.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Herwaldt, B. L. & Ackers, M. L. ( 1997;). An outbreak in 1996 of cyclosporiasis associated with imported raspberries.The Cyclospora Working Group. N Engl J Med 336, 1548–1556.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Herwaldt, B. L. & Beach, M. J. ( 1999;). The return of Cyclospora in 1997: another outbreak of cyclosporiasis in North America associated with imported raspberries.Cyclospora Working Group. Ann Intern Med 130, 210–220.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Koç, A. N., Aygen, B., Şahin, I2. & Kayabaş, Ü. ( 1998;). Cyclospora spp.associated with diarrhea in a patient with AIDS in Turkey. Turk J Med Sci 28, 557–558.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. Long, E. G., Ebrahimzadeh, A., White, E. H., Swisher, B. & Callaway, C. S. ( 1990;). Alga associated with diarrhea in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and in travelers. J Clin Microbiol 28, 1101–1104.
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Madico, G., Gilman, R. H., Miranda, E., Cabrera, L. & Sterling, C. R. ( 1993;). Treatment of Cyclospora infections with co-trimoxazole. Lancet 342, 122–123.
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Ortega, Y. R., Sterling, C. R., Gilman, R. H., Cama, V. A. & Diaz, F. ( 1993;). Cyclospora species – a new protozoan pathogen of humans. N Engl J Med 328, 1308–1312.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  12. Pape, J. W., Verdier, R. I., Boncy, M., Boncy, J. & Johnson, W. D., Jr ( 1994;). Cyclospora infection in adults infected with HIV.Clinical manifestations, treatment, and prophylaxis. Ann Intern Med 121, 654–657.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  13. Shields, J. M. & Olson, B. H. ( 2003;). Cyclospora cayetanensis: a review of an emerging parasitic coccidian. Int J Parasitol 33, 371–391.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  14. Soave, R. & Johnson, W. D., Jr ( 1995;). Cyclospora: conquest of an emerging pathogen. Lancet 345, 667–668.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  15. Soave, R., Herwaldt, B. L. & Relman, D. A. ( 1998;). Cyclospora. Infect Dis Clin North Am 12, 1–12.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Wurtz, R. ( 1994;). Cyclospora: a newly identified intestinal pathogen of humans. Clin Infect Dis 18, 620–623.[CrossRef]
    [Google Scholar]
  17. Yazar, S., Aygen, B., Koç, A. N., Altunoluk, B., Alp, E. & Şahin, I2. ( 2000;). Cyclospora cayetanensis associated with diarrhea in a patient in Turkey. Erc Med Soc 22, 48–51.
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Yazar, S., Yaman, O., Demirtas, F., Yalcin, S., Yücesoy, M. & Şahin, I2. ( 2002;). Cyclospora cayetanensis associated with diarrhea in a patient with idiopathic compensated hepatic cirrhosis. Acta Gastroenterol Belg 65, 241–244.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.45531-0
Loading
/content/journal/jmm/10.1099/jmm.0.45531-0
Loading

Data & Media loading...

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error