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Volume 3, Number 1—March 1997

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Cryptosporidiosis: An Emerging, Highly Infectious Threat

Richard L. Guerrant
Author affiliation: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

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Table 2

Symptoms of 205 patients with confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis during the Milwaukee outbreaka

Symptom Percent(%)
Watery diarrhea 93
mean=12d; med=9d (1-55d)
mean=19/d; med=12/d (1-90)
39% recurred after 2d free
Abdominal cramps 84
Weight loss 75
(med=10lb, 1-40lb)
Fever 57
(med=38.3°, 37.2°-40.5°)
Vomiting 48

aData from reference (21)

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