Cyclospora Infection (Cyclosporiasis) Topic Guide
Cyclospora: Cyclospora is a parasite that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, and cramping when ingested. The only CDC recommended treatment is the antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
Diarrhea Diarrhea can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, parasites, intestinal diseases or conditions, reactions to medications, and food intolerance. Symptoms of diarrhea include watery stools, abdominal cramping, fever, and dehydration. Most cases of diarrhea can be treated at home. In some cases (in the elderly, small children, or those with severe or chronic medical conditions) may need to be hospitalized due to dehydration.
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