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Disseminated Cryptosporidium Parvum infection in a post renal transplant child

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W. A. L. K. Weerasooriya,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Professorial Unit Paediatric
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Dinesh Rangana,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Professorial Unit Paediatric
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W. M. D. R. Iddawela ,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine
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Shenal Thalgahagoda

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Cryptosporidium species are parasitic protozoans causing diarrhoea following the ingestion of oocyst contaminated food or water. Disease severity and duration vary with the host immune status. Cryptosporidiosis has emerged as a cause of severe persistent diarrhoea in solid organ transplant patients. Even though the infection is self-limiting among immunocompetent hosts, it can lead to disseminated disease in immunocompromised persons. Here we report a case of Cryptosporidium parvum infection of a 5-year-old boy, 4 months following kidney transplantation, to elaborate the complexities of management.
How to Cite: Weerasooriya, W.A.L.K., Rangana, D., Iddawela, W.M.D.R. and Thalgahagoda, S., 2020. Disseminated Cryptosporidium Parvum infection in a post renal transplant child. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 29(2), pp.90–93. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v29i2.165
Published on 15 Dec 2020.
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