CYCLOSPORA INFECTION IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT

Citation:
Ismail, M. A. M., and H. O. Fadl, "CYCLOSPORA INFECTION IN RENAL TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT", Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology (JESP), vol. 49, issue 3, pp. 727- 730, 2019.

Abstract:

Cyclospora cayetanensis (C. cayetanensis) can cause serious diarrheal illness in immunocompromised patients. The present work aimed to detect C. cayetanensis infection among patients with renal transplantation attending the nephrology unit of Kasr Al-Aini, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo
University. A total of 50 stool samples were collected and subjected to direct microscopy to screen
for parasitic stages. A modified acid fast staining technique (Kinyoun’s method) was used to detect
C. cayetanensis oocysts. Cyclospora oocysts were revealed in 5 (10%) of the stool samples examined. Other parasites detected among the patients included Cryptosporidium parvum 5 (10%) and
Blastocystis 15 (30%). 30% of the patients were suffering from diarrhea and or colic. All C. cayetanensis positive cases were presenting with diarrhea.
Keywords: Cyclospora cayetanensis, renal transplant recipients, modified aid fast