Infectious Disease Compendium

Isospora beli

Microbiology

A protozoa, it is found in tropical areas of the world.

Epidemiologic Risks

Eating food and water contaminated with human stool. And as I have probably mentioned elsewhere, most of the food you eat has a fine patina of human stool. Has been associated with basil pesto salads.

Syndromes

Diarrhea, esp in AIDS patients and other immunoincompetent patients.

Treatment

TMP/Sulfa qid x 10 days.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Isosporosis 007.2.