Cyclosporiasis: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/23/2022

Cyclosporiasis is a parasitic infection that spreads by consuming food or water contaminated with the parasite. It is most common in tropical and subtropical areas. Foodborne outbreaks of cyclosporiasis have been linked to various types of imported fresh produce in the U.S.

Signs and symptoms of cyclosporiasis include

Fatigue may also be present, and vomiting may occur but is less common than diarrhea. Symptoms and signs can last for weeks if the infection is not treated. The condition is typically not life-threatening.

Cause of Cyclosporiasis

Infection with the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis causes cyclosporiasis.

Other cyclosporiasis symptoms and signs


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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.