Diagnosis of AIDS-Related Intestinal Parasites
Annual rept. (Final) 26 Sep 1986-31 Dec 1989,
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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During the past decade, Cryptosporidium has become acknowledged as an important human pathogen. Although the first two human cases were only described in 1976 with a half dozen more reported during the next six years, the onset of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS pandemic led to recognition of Cryptosporidium as an agent of fulminant and potentially life-threatening diarrhea 1-6. Now, there are over 300 scientific publications on human cryptosporidiosis many of which focus on areas of current research refining diagnostic techniques, understanding pathogenesis and evaluating promising therapies.