Symptoms of Cryptosporiosis


General information about symptoms of Cryptosporiosis: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Cryptosporiosis. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Cryptosporiosis. Furthermore, symptoms of Cryptosporiosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Cryptosporiosis.

List of symptoms of Cryptosporiosis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cryptosporiosis includes:

Symptoms of Cryptosporiosis: Symptoms include diarrhea, loose or watery stool, stomach cramps, upset stomach, and a slight fever. Some people have no symptoms. 1

In persons with AIDS and in others whose immune system is weakened, Crypto can be serious, long-lasting, and sometimes fatal. If your CD4+ cell count is below 200, Crypto is more likely to cause diarrhea and other symptoms for a long time. If your CD4+ count is above 200, your illness may not last more than 1 to 3 weeks or slightly longer. However, you could still carry the infection, which means that the Crypto parasites are living in your intestine, but are not causing illness. As a carrier of Crypto, you could infect other people. If your CD4+ count later drops below 200, your symptoms may reappear.  1

More symptoms of Cryptosporiosis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Cryptosporiosis, underlying causes of Cryptosporiosis, associated conditions for Cryptosporiosis, risk factors for Cryptosporiosis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from Preventing Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for People with Compromised Immune Systems: DPD

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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