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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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FERNANDES, Andréia Otaviani Di Pietro et al. HUMAN CYCLOSPORIASIS DIAGNOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE IN SÃO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1998, vol.40, n.6, pp.-. ISSN 1678-9946.

Diagnosis of the human cyclosporiasis is reported in São Paulo, SP, Brasil. Cyclospora cayetanensis has been identified in the feces of a patient by a modified Kinyoun staining method, with later sporulation in a solution of 2.5% potassium dichromate. The probability that this parasite is the eventual cause of gastrointestinal disturbances in the country was stimulated by this finding, which was arrived at by a simple technique. It had been kept in mind that the disease was expressing itself mainly among immunocompromised patients, whose number is increasing; especially in those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Keywords : Coccidia; Cyclospora; Human host; Kinyoun staining.

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