Cryptosporidiosis - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of cryptosporidiosis?

The most common symptom of cryptosporidiosis is watery diarrhea. Other symptoms include:

  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Some people with Crypto will have no symptoms at all. While the small intestine is the site most commonly affected, Crypto infections could possibly affect other areas of the digestive tract or the respiratory tract.

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Comment from: Tomasina, Female (Patient) Published: July 21

My symptoms of cryptosporidiosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, flu like symptoms, and generalized weakness.

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Comment from: Ellie's Mom, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 01

Cryptosporidiosis came on as cramping for the first week with some nausea and vomiting. Looked typically menstrual; after x-ray and ultrasound, the doctor thought just that. Only on day 12 did runs .start. She had no fever at all, and weakness etc., only after prolonged calorie/liquid deficit. First lab tests came up negative for usual suspects. I asked for Giardia test and this came up in second lab tests. The worst of it was dehydration. Drinking or eating made cramps more painful. She received 1 bag IV and is rehydrating with coconut water; taking Triphala to support gut flora; and mild foods in small portions. Kids bounce back fast.

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