A new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa

Eimeriidae) from humans

Y. R. Ortega, R. H. Gilman, Charles R Sterling

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Abstract

A new coccidian parasite has been found in stool specimens of humans with and without diarrhea. The oocyst of this parasite measures 8.6 μm in diameter (7.7-9.9 μm), with ovoid sporocysts 4.0 x 6.3 (3.3-4.4 x 5.5-7.1) μm. Each oocyst has 2 sporocysts and each sporocyst contains 2 sporozoites. Based on these characteristics and the structures observed by electron microscopy, this parasite has been classified in the genus Cyclospora. We propose the name Cyclospora cayetanensis n. sp. for this new human parasite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-629
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume80
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Eimeriidae
Apicomplexa
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sporocysts (Protozoa)
parasite
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Cyclospora
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Cyclospora cayetanensis
sporozoites
Sporozoites
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A new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from humans. / Ortega, Y. R.; Gilman, R. H.; Sterling, Charles R.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 80, No. 4, 1994, p. 625-629.

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Ortega, Y. R. ; Gilman, R. H. ; Sterling, Charles R. / A new coccidian parasite (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from humans. In: Journal of Parasitology. 1994 ; Vol. 80, No. 4. pp. 625-629.
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