J Med Assoc Thai 2001; 84 (4):589

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A Report Case of Cyclospora and Cryptosporidium Mixed Infection in a HIV -Negative Child in Thailand
Chokephaibulkit K Mail, Wanachiwanawin D , Tosasuk K , Vanprapa N , Chearskul S

The first case of cyclosporosis in a non HIV-infected child in Thailand, co-infected with
Cryptosporidium,
was reported. The patient was a 3 year-old malnourished orphan who presented
with fever, abdominal distension and relapsing diarrhea. There was no leukocyte in her stool,
however, numerous
Cyclospora
and
Cryptosporidium
oocysts were identified by modified acid-fast
staining. The illness was cured by co-trimoxazole and fluid therapy. More coccidial infections in
Thailand may be detected if modified acid-fast staining is routinely performed.
Key word :
Cyclospora, Cryptosporidium,
Relapsing Diarrhea

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