Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology Home 

Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 112--114

Cryptosporidium carriage in asymptomatic rural South Indians

G Kang, S Shanthakumari, BS Ramakrishna 
 Dept. of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore-632004, India

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G Kang
Dept. of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore-632004
India

ABSTRACT: A sudden increase in Cryptosporidium oocyst excretion in a community under surveillance for intestinal parasite carriage was investigated. Intermittent oocyst excretion was seen in 11 individuals who remained asymptomatic over a period of four months. Cryptosporidium oocysts were found in one water source and in buffalo dung. While oocyst excretion by asymptomatic individuals has been reported earlier, oocyst passers have not been followed up to determine whether they remain asymptomatic or develop diarrhoea. This is the first documented confirmation of repeated excretion over a prolonged period, indicating asymptomatic colonization by Cryptosporidium.

How to cite this article:
Kang G, Shanthakumari S, Ramakrishna B. Cryptosporidium carriage in asymptomatic rural South Indians.Indian J Med Microbiol 1998;16:112-114

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Kang G, Shanthakumari S, Ramakrishna B. Cryptosporidium carriage in asymptomatic rural South Indians. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];16:112-114
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