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Med Parazitol (Mosk). 2012 Jul-Sep;(3):55-8.

[Cryptosporidiosis: prevalence and water-related outbreaks of infection].

[Article in Russian]


The data available in the literature show that 1.5-3% of Russia's population is carriers of cryptosporidium oocysts. Cryptosporidia are ascertained to be able to cause diarrhea of varying severity in preschool children. However, cryptosporidiosis in the latter is not frequently diagnosed. The urgency of the problem of cryptosporidiosis is also due to the practically ubiquitous prevalence of the causative agent in nature and to the role of this infection in the development of perinatal diseases, as well as complications in immunocompetent patients (infected and uninfected with AIDS virus). Cryptosporidiasis is an HIV-associated infection and of great importance for the diagnosis of AIDS.

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