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Cryptosporidium

(krĭp′tō-spor-ĭd″ē-ŭm )

A genus of protozoa in the kingdom Protista classed as a coccidian parasite. It is an important cause of diarrhea, esp. in immunocompromised patients, but may cause large outbreaks in the general population when it contaminates supplies of drinking water.
SEE: cryptosporidiosis

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Cryptosporidium." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731901/all/Cryptosporidium.
Cryptosporidium. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731901/all/Cryptosporidium. Accessed April 26, 2019.
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