Medical Dictionary: Cyclospora


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Cyclospora: Another name for Cyclosporiasis.
Cyclospora (condition): Rare parasitic condition from contaminated food or water

Cyclospora: Cyclospora cayetanensis (SIGH-clo-SPORE-uh KYE-uh-tuh-NEN-sis) is a parasite composed of one cell, too small to be seen without a microscope. The first known human cases of illness caused by Cyclospora infection (i.e., cyclosporiasis) were reported in 1979. Cases began being reported more often in the mid-1980s. In the last several years, outbreaks of cyclosporiasis have been reported in the United States and Canada.1

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1. excerpt from Cyclospora Infection: DPD

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