Journal Article

Acute cryptosporidiosis as a cause of sudden recurrence of digestive symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease

Orianne Colussi, Alexandre Rouen, Philippe Seksik, Jacques Cosnes, Laurent Beaugerie and Harry Sokol

in Journal of Crohn's and Colitis

Published on behalf of European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

Volume 4, issue 6, pages 669-670
Published in print December 2010 | ISSN: 1873-9946
Published online December 2010 | e-ISSN: 1876-4479 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crohns.2010.05.008
Acute cryptosporidiosis as a cause of sudden recurrence of digestive symptoms in patients with Crohn's disease

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal symptoms occurring in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) can be related to disease activity or to intercurrent infection. Absence of appropriate stool work-up can lead to misdiagnosis and wrong treatment. We report here two cases of acute cryptosporidiosis in patients with CD. This microorganism can trigger IBD flare or cause severe infections in immunocompromised host. Adding specific search for oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum using the Ziehl–Neelsen technique to the microbiologic work-up from stools in patients with Crohn's disease seeking medical intervention for sudden exacerbation of digestive symptoms seems to be recommended.

Keywords: IBD; Crohn's disease; Cryptosporidiosis

Journal Article.  1042 words. 

Subjects: Medicine and Health ; Clinical Medicine ; Gastroenterology ; Gastro-intestinal and Colorectal Surgery ; Health, Illness, and Medicine

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