Cyclosporiasis Treatment & Management

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

Medical Care

Cyclosporiasis can be self-limited in an immunocompetent host, lasting several days to 2 weeks. Supportive care is typically needed for replenishment of fluids and electrolytes with oral rehydration therapy. Occasionally, the infection can persist for 3-5 weeks, necessitating treatment with antimicrobials. Infection in an immunocompromised host or in a child usually requires treatment.

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Consultations

For prolonged or severe cases, consultation with infectious diseases specialists, gastroenterologists, or both may help.

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Diet

Typical dietary measures for gastroenteritis are appropriate.

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