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Case Report  |   February 1989
Bronchial and gastrointestinal cryptosporidiosis in AIDS
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Case Report   |   February 1989
Bronchial and gastrointestinal cryptosporidiosis in AIDS
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1989, Vol. 89, 195. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.2.195
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, February 1989, Vol. 89, 195. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.2.195
Abstract

Cryptosporidiosis is a coccidial protozoan initially reported in domestic animals. It is primarily a gastrointestinal organism that does not invade mucosa. It was first described in 1976 in developing countries as an etiology of infantile diarrhea with inanition and malnutrition. Gastrointestinal involvement in patients with AIDS has been increasingly reported. We report a case of combined gastrointestinal and bronchial cryptosporidiosis. Cryptosporidium is an acid-fast organism which was successfully treated with erythromycin.