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Doctor insights on: Cryptosporidium Stain

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Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

No: Cryptosporidium is spread by the fecal-oral route. Most commonly by ingestion contaminated water. Will cause relatively mior GI upset in normal healthy people. Recovery is rapid and complete. It can be dangerous, even fatal in immunocompromised people such as people who are HIV positive. Not transmitted by by urine. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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Hi,what tests can detect cryptosporidium?

Hi,what tests can detect cryptosporidium?

Stool or tissue exam: Cryptosporium can be detected in the stool by various methods (submit a stool sample for ova and parasites testing) . The parasite can also be detected in intestinal biopsy specimen ...Read more

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Does urine spread cryptosporidium?

No: Cryptosporidium is spread by the fecal-oral route. Most commonly by ingestion contaminated water. Will cause relatively mior GI upset in normal healthy people. Recovery is rapid and complete. It can be dangerous, even fatal in immunocompromised people such as people who are HIV positive. Not transmitted by by urine. ...Read more

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Can you catch cryptosporidium from a infected person.

Can you catch cryptosporidium from a infected person.

Yes: This is a parasitic infection which is transmitted via a fecal-oral route, especially through contaminated waters. It is not a serious problem for healthy immunocompetent individuals but can be deadly for HIV-AIDS patients ...Read more

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Hi,what's the difference between cryptosporidium parvum and ureplasma parvum.

Both are small: Parvo is a Latin root that means "little". Cryptosporidium is a protozoan, more closely related to us than it is to ureaplasma, which is a curious bactrium. ...Read more

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Hi,is cryptosporidium curable or treatable

Hi,is cryptosporidium curable or treatable

TREATABLE: Most people with healthy immune system will recover without any treatment and just fluids to prevent dehydration People with weak immune system or in poor health are at risk for prolonged illness and children may have severe disease It is a treatable condition requiring hydration and in some symptomatic anti diarrheal meds are used Recurrences may happen in immune compromised patients with AIDS ...Read more

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Hi,is hepatitis A and Cryptosporidium are the same.

Hi,is hepatitis A and Cryptosporidium are the same.

No: Hepatitis A is caused by the Hepatitis A virus, and not by anything else. Almost all primary care doctors have the vaccine in their offices, so if a person is not vaccinated, she can go get vaccinated as soon as possible... and then she never has to worry or think about catching Hepatitis A. It really is that simple. Hepatitis A occurs in the U.S., and is even more common in non-Western countries. ...Read more