ANN C. COLLIER, M.D.; RICHARD A. MILLER, M.D.; JOEL D. MEYERS, M.D.
Cryptosporidium has received increasing attention as a pathogen in normal as well as immunocompromised persons (1). Infection may be acquired by contact with infected animals, but in many cases no association with either animals or rural settings is apparent, suggesting alternative modes of transmission. Other enteric protozoa may be transmitted by person-to-person contact, such as within daycare centers (2) or by sexual activity (3, 4). We report three cases of cryptosporidiosis that have characteristics of person-to-person transmission. One case occurred in a marrow transplant recipient, who improved during spiramycin treatment.
Two cases of cryptosporidiosis occurred in 28-month-old and 16-month-old brothers
COLLIER AC, MILLER RA, MEYERS JD. Cryptosporidiosis After Marrow Transplantation: Person-to-Person Transmission and Treatment with Spiramycin. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:205–206. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-2-205
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(2):205-206.
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