Cryptosporidium canis in Two Mexican Toddlers

Mariana González-Díaz, Alejandro Urrea-Quezada, Isaac Villegas-Gómez, María Durazo, Adriana Garibay-Escobar, Jesús Hernández, Lihua Xiao, Olivia Valenzuela*

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Abstract

Cryptosporidium canis is reported for the first time in 2 toddlers in Northwestern Mexico. The 2 toddlers (33 and 34 months old) were symptomatic at diagnosis, presenting diarrhea and fever, and 1 case presented chronic malnutrition. Both toddlers were HIV-negative. C. canis was identified by SspI and VspI restriction enzyme digestion of the 18S rRNA polymerase chain reaction products and confirmed by sequence analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1266
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Mexico
  • children
  • diarrhea
  • genotype
  • toddlers

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