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lamb L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl
Wed Mar 10 15:52:27 EST 1999


Judy/Bob Dilworth wrote:

> At our lab (here in the U.S.) the doctor must specifically ask for us to
> look for Cyclospora, otherwise, we do not perform the additional stains
> (at additional cost) to look for this organism.  It is not readily seen
> by traditional Ova and Parasite concentration methodology or by
> trichrome staining.  We use a Kinyoun stain normally used for acid fast
> bacteria to see Cyclospora.  This will also show Cryptosporidium sp.,
> which, again, must be specifically ordered by the physician.  Hope this
> helps.
> Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
> Microbiology
> Margaret Rodgers wrote:
> >
> > I was recently diagnosed with cyclospora and it was a complete mystery
> > as to how I acquired it. According to the local public health dept.
> > there were no other known reported cases in the area, indeed apparently
> > in Canada. I had not been out of the country, I had not eaten out in
> > restaurants during the incubation time, and had eaten at home because I
> > had visitors in town to have open heart surgery (wife staying with me,
> > then patient recuperating before flying home to B.C. interior). We
> > cooked in, always wash veggies and fruit carefully, and no-one else got
> > the disease.
> > Any ideas? It was miserable, and took the doctors ages to diagnose
> > because they didn't originally ask for anything but the most
> > eliminentary stool analysis.
> > After reading all about it on the Internet I sent my doctor a copy of
> > the section on health care of cyclospora for professionals!
> > I feel completely mystified about how I got the parasite, and am
> > extremely glad I am not allergic to the sulphur drugs which seem to have
> > cured it. Hopefully, these parasites do not stick around in the jejunum
> > and reappear later.
> > Any ideas for me?
> > Maggie

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