[2 patients with diarrhea caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis following a trip to the tropics]

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1996 Apr 20;140(16):890-2.
[Article in Dutch]


A 58-year-old man and his 60-year-old wife returned from a journey through Indonesia with complaints of persisting diarrhoea. In the stools of both patients we found oocysts of the parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis. We treated them with co-trimoxazole which resulted in fast clinical improvement. An infection with the parasite C. cayetanensis should be considered in travellers returning from tropical countries with persisting diarrhoea. Despite the self-limiting nature of the infection treatment with co-trimoxazole 960 mg 2 dd for 7 days may be considered in cases with a protracted course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antimalarials / therapeutic use
  • Coccidiosis / drug therapy
  • Coccidiosis / parasitology*
  • Diarrhea / parasitology*
  • Eucoccidiida / isolation & purification*
  • Feces / parasitology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination / therapeutic use


  • Antimalarials
  • Trimethoprim, Sulfamethoxazole Drug Combination