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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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Is acid fast stain used to detect cryptosporidium protozoa in fecal samples? How does it work?

Is acid fast stain used to detect cryptosporidium protozoa in fecal samples? How does it work?

Yes: Yes acid fast stain is useful for identifying mycobacteria, since their cell walls contain large amount of lipid substances, which are very visible under acid-fast stain. What specifically were you wondering about? Hope that helps. ...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

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Hi,I would like to know can a blood test detect cryptosporidium.

Hi,I would like to know can a blood test detect cryptosporidium.

No: A stool check is a much better choice. Usually the disease is self-limited unless you're seriously immunocompromised, and there's no reason to test for it. ...Read more

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Hi,do both cryptosporidium and hepatitis cause diarrhea.

Hi,do both cryptosporidium and hepatitis cause diarrhea.

Cryptosporidium: Cryptosporidium is associated with diarrhea much more that hepatitis is. Cryptosopidia protozoa infect the intestine and grow on the mucosal surface. ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know is cryptosporidium liked to aids I don't really know about this parasite.

Hi,I would like to know is cryptosporidium liked to aids I don't really know about this parasite.

Intestinal parasite: Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal disease caused by a unicellular parasite that is most commonly transmitted via contaminated water but self-limited (brief) in healthy individuals. In AIDS or immunosuppressed patients the infection can be extremely serious (opportunistic infection that is difficult to treat) ...Read more

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I had cryptosporidium a 5 weeks ago I am over that now but every morning since I have had as soon as I get up I vomit could it be related?

I had cryptosporidium a 5 weeks ago I am over that now but every morning since I have had as soon as I get up I vomit could it be related?

AM vomiting: Your stomach lining may have undergone irritation or some inflammation from the therapy. This should resolve, but I recommend not going to bed with any food in your stomach as there may be some delay of your gastric emptying overnight. Consult a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I treat cryptosporidium I drank contaminated water?

How can I treat cryptosporidium I drank contaminated water?

Symptomatic ally: Usually only over-the-counter stuff is needed. Your pharmacist can help you. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has a parasite (cryptosporidium) from a swimming pool and i was wondering if i might have it as well and how to check?

A friend of mine has a parasite (cryptosporidium) from a swimming pool and i was wondering if i might have it as well and how to check?

Stop worrying: If your immune system isn't horribly damaged from HIV or something similar, this is a transient diarrhea from which you recover in a few days, if you have symptoms at all. ...Read more

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I had acute pancreatitis 10 years ago following a cryptosporidium infection. Although not the cause, I have avoided alcohol since. Is this necessary?

I had acute pancreatitis 10 years ago following a cryptosporidium infection. Although not the cause, I have avoided alcohol since. Is this necessary?

Endocrine: Not necessarily but it depends on how much you drink and how frequently. Also what was the cause of the pancreatitis? Alcohol certainly can lead to pancreatitis so be judicious. ...Read more