Isosporiasis is a bacterial infection commonly referred to as cystoisosporiasis. It largely occurs in tropical regions of the world. Isosporiasis can be fatal for persons with HIV or AIDS. It is caused by bacteria called Isospora belli. The bacteria live in the small intestine of infected individuals. Spreading of isoporiasis often happens when someone eats or drinks contaminate food or water. Symptoms of isosporiasis are watery, non-bloody diarrhea, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting, fever, and a loss of appetite. More serious cases of isosporiasis can lead to dehydration and weigh loss. Isosporiasis can be treated with an antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX). Always speak with your doctor about the best personal plan of action.
Description Last Updated: May 12, 2018