Cyclosporiasis infections cause watery diarrhea that can last for weeks or even months without treatment. In most cases, patients infected with the bacteria recover completely with the standard Cyclosporiasis treatment – a one week regimen of an antibiotic medication called trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX). Severe cases may require hospitalization and the administration of intravenous (IV) fluids.
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Cyclosporiasis Treatment Overview
In most cases, adult patients with Cyclosporiasis are treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), a combination antibiotic drug which is sold under the brand names Bactrim, Septra, and Cotrim. It is administered at standard dosages of 160-mg of TMP, and 800-mg of SMX, twice daily for a week to 10 days. In juvenile patients, a study conducted in Peru found that three day regimens of TMP-SMX were effective.
For individuals who are unable to take TMP-SMX because they are allergic, ciprofloxacin may work as an alternative. However, research performed in Nepal determined that ciprofloxacin was not an effective Cyclosporiasis treatment drug. Other medications that may be prescribed include tinidazole, quinacrine, diloxanide furoate, azithromycin, albendazole, and furazolidine.
Most patients treated for Cyclosporiasis generally have a favorable long-term outlook, as the disease is rarely considered to be life-threatening. The most commonly reported adverse health complication associated with the infection is dehydration, which can lead to kidney failure and death.
Without treatment, Cyclosporiasis can cause symptoms such as watery diarrhea, fatigue, and vomiting that can last for weeks or even months. Most otherwise healthy individuals will recover without treatment. In some cases, symptoms of Cyclosporiasis may go away only to return later (relapse). The young, elderly, and those with compromised immune systems have a greater risk of developing long-term complications from Cyclosporiasis. These patients may require emergency hospitalization for the administration of intravenous (IV) fluids and antibiotic medications.
Need More Info?
Click on the following links if you’d like more information on the treatment of Cyclosporiasis:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Treatment for Cyclosporiasis
- Mayo Clinic – Cyclospora Infection: Treatments and Drugs
- Medscape Reference – Cyclosporiasis Treatment & Management
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