Cryptosporidium parvum-associated sclerosing cholangitis in a liver transplant patient

C. M. Denkinger, P. Harigopal, P. Ruiz, L. M. Dowdy

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Abstract

Cryptosporidium parvum causes severe long-standing diarrhea in immunocompromised patients. Sclerosing cholangitis caused by C. parvum is a rare complication in transplant recipients. We report herein the presentation of Cryptosporidium-associated cholangitis in an adult liver transplant patient diagnosed by liver biopsy. The patient improved on treatment with azithromycin and paromomycin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-136
Number of pages4
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

Keywords

  • Cholangitis
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Liver
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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