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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

On-line version ISSN 1678-9946

Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo vol.28 no.2 São Paulo Mar./Apr. 1986 



Acute diarrhoea associated with Cryptosporidium sp in Belém, Brazil (preliminary report)


Diarréia aguda associada a Cryptosporidium sp em Belém, Brasil (Nota prévia)



Edvaldo Carlos Brito LoureiroI; Alexandre da Costa LinharesI; Leonardo MataII

IInstituto Evandro Chagas, Fundação Serviços de Saúde Pública, Ministério da Saúde, Caixa Postal 621 — 66.000, Belém, PA, Brasil
IIInstituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA), Ciudad Universitária "Rodrigo Facio", Universidad de Costa Rica Costa Rica




Cryptosporidium sp was detected in faeces from three children suffering from acute diarrhoea. In two cases no other concomitant agents were detected and in a 3rd. this agent was associated with Entamoeba histolytic, Entamoeba coli, Endolimax nana, Chilomastix mesnili and Pentatricbomonas hominis.

Key words: Cryptosporidium sp — Acute diarrhoea.


Amostras de Cryptosporidium sp foram detectadas das fezes de três crianças com diarréia aguda. Em dois casos nenhum outro agente foi registrado, concomitantemente, e no terceiro caso, esse coccidio estava associado com Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba coli, Endolimax nana, Chilomastix mesnili e Pentatrichomonas hominis.



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