Cyclosporiasis Follow-up

Updated: Aug 08, 2017
  • Author: Shipra Gupta, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

As with other types of travelers' diarrhea, cyclosporiasis is preventable when traveling by avoiding untreated water and unpeeled fruits and vegetables, all of which can be contaminated.

When caring for hospitalized patients infected with Cyclospora species, contact precautions should be instituted with thorough handwashing after each patient contact.

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Prognosis

Because infection is self-limited in the immunocompetent host, full recovery is expected. With treatment and prophylaxis to prevent relapses, infection in the immunocompromised host can generally be controlled.

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Patient Education

Discuss proper food and water precautions needed when traveling to endemic regions to prevent this and other infections transmitted through fecal-oral route.

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