Cyclospora cayetanensis associated with diarrhea in a patient with idiopathic compensated hepatic cirrhosis

Yazar S., YAMAN O. , Demirtaş F. , YALÇIN Ş. , Yucesoy M. , Sahin I.

ACTA GASTRO-ENTEROLOGICA BELGICA, vol.65, no.4, pp.241-244, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-244


A 52 year-old male patient with idiopathic hepatic cirrhosis complaining of diarrhea and weakness was accepted to the gastroenterology clinic. In order to rind out the causative etiologic agent of diarrhea, stool samples were examined by different methods and stained using modified Kinyoun's acid-fast stain. Following examination, approximately 9 mum diameter, acid-fast variable wrinkled spheres were seen and diagnosed as Cyclospora cayetanensis. Confirmation of the diagnosis was established by fluorescent microscope (380 to 420 nm excitation filter), which showed bright green to intense blue autofluorescent oocysts.