Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis) (cont.)
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Cyclospora Infection Symptoms and Signs
Although some people in areas where cyclosporiasis is endemic (semitropical and tropical areas) may have no symptoms, many others, especially individuals that have never been exposed to the parasites may develop symptoms about seven days after ingestion although reports range from two days to about two weeks. The symptom most commonly reported is watery diarrhea (sometimes characterized as explosive diarrhea). Other common symptoms may include gas, bloating, cramping, abdominal discomfort or pain, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and less common, low fever and vomiting. Unfortunately, these are all nonspecific symptoms and can be caused by many different infections and diseases. Though many of these symptoms are short-term symptoms, cyclosporiasis symptoms often last for weeks to months if untreated.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/8/2013
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