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Cryptosporidiosis Disease and Receiving Disability

Your small intestine is an organ that is approximately 20 feet long. Your small intestine lies in a coiled position in the center of your abdominal cavity. The most extensive aspect of the digestion of the food that you eat occurs in your small intestine. A hormone that is known as secretin is secreted by the lining of your small intestine. Your pancreas is stimulated by secretin to make digestive enzymes. Cryptosporidiosis is a disease in which you have an infection of your small intestine that you get from the parasite cryptosporidium. This disorder is also referred to as cryptosporidium enteritis. Cryptosporidiosis disease is one of the worldwide causes of diarrhea that takes place in all age groups. This disease has a major impact on people who are afflicted with a weakened immune system. People who have a weakened immune system include: Cryptosporidiosis disease can result in serious problems for those with weakened immune systems. These problems include malnutrition and the loss of body and muscle mass (wasting) that may prove to be severe and life-threatening. As has already been mentioned, cryptosporidiosis disease is brought about by the parasite cryptosporidium, which is the second most common infectious agent, behind campylobacter. Cryptosporidium resides in the feces of animals and humans who are infected with the disease. The way that people become infected with cryptosporidiosis disease is by ingesting the parasite cryptosporidium. This takes place mainly by drinking water that has been contaminated. Cryptosporidiosis is also spread by human to human contact or animal to human contact.

Cryptosporidiosis Risk Factors

There are some risk factors that may increase your risk of getting this disorder. Some of these are:

Signs and Symptoms of Cryptosporidiosis Disease

The signs and symptoms of cryptosporidiosis disease usually begin to appear within 12 days after you have been infected by the parasite cryptosporidium. The average time before you begin to experience signs and symptoms is seven days. The hallmark sign or symptom that is caused by cryptosporidiosis disease is diarrhea that is usually watery, large-volume and that takes place several times each day. However, there are several other signs and symptoms that you may also have with this disease. Some of the other possible signs and symptoms include: