Font Size

Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis) (cont.)

Cyclospora Infection Treatment

Patient Comments

Diagnosis is important because for this parasite only one combination drug is the treatment of choice, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 160/800, oral tablet, twice a day for seven to 10 days. Some immunocompromised patients may require longer treatment. If an individual is allergic to this drug, alternative antibiotics may be successful. However, these people should be evaluated by an allergist, or an infectious-disease expert.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/24/2015

Must Read Articles Related to Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis)

Diarrhea Diarrhea can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases or conditions, reactions to medications, and food intolerance. Symptoms ...learn more >>
Vomiting and Nausea
Vomiting and Nausea Vomiting and nausea are common complaints that accompany many conditions and diseases. A few common causes of vomiting and nausea include food poisoning, viruse...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Cyclospora:

Cyclospora Infection - Symptoms & Signs

What symptoms and signs did you experience with your Cyclospora infection?

Cyclospora Infection - Treatment

What treatment did you receive for your Cyclospora infection? How quickly did your infection clear up once treatment was started?

Medical Dictionary