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List 6 protozoa that cause diarrhea

Giardia Lamblia
Cryptosporidium spp.
Entamoeba Histolytica
Microspora
Cystoisospora Belli
Cyclospora Cayetansensis

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3 major protozoal diarrhea pathogens

Giardia Lamblia
Cryptosporidium spp.
Entamoeba Histolytica

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Risk factors (2) for Giardia; mode of transmission

contaminated water, daycares; fecal oral

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Risk factors (2) for cryptosporidium; mode of transmission

immunocompromised, water supply; fecal-oral

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Risk factors (3) for entamoeba histolytica; mode of transmission

immigrants, MSM, steroids
Fecal-oral

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leading cause of chronic diarrhea in AIDS

Cryptosporidium

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self limited diarrhea (2 wks) in immunocompentent, fever is rare

cryptosporidium

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severe diarrhea with cholangitis, lung, other mets

immunocompromised cryptosporidium

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can be asymptomatic carriage

Entamoeba histolytica

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can be diarrhea/dysentary with liver abscess; name 2 other sxs and reason

entamoeba histolytica; abd pain (colitis) and RUQ pain (liver abscess)

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ocular infxn in addition to diarrhea

microsporidia

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name two more pathogens that cause diarrhea

cystoisospora belli
cyclospora cayetanensis

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foul smelling diarrhea with cramping/bloating. Are there assoc sxs?

giardia lamblia
not inflammatory so fever is rare.