Last updated: Wednesday, 24, November, 2010
|Clinical Manifestations||Appropriate Tests|
Faeces - ova, cysts and parasites; testing for cryptosporidia may need to be specifically requested.
HIV antibodies testing (with consent and counselling) should be performed if diarrhoea is severe or prolonged.
Occurs in about 10% of AIDS patients with cryptosporidiosis.
Diagnosis often made histologically after cholecystectomy or by microscopy of bile for oocysts.
Cryptosporidia may not be present in faeces.