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Case 9: Cryptosporidiosis in a Patient with AIDS

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A Most patients acquire Cryptosporidium from exposure to undercooked meat.

This answer is incorrect. Cryptosporidum is typically acquired from human-to-human or human-to-animal contact, or by consumption of contaminated drinking water.

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B Among antimicrobial agents studied for the treatment of cryptosporidiosis, the combination of azithromycin (Zithromax) plus paromomycin (Humatin) is the most effective therapy.
C Recommended treatment consists of high-dose trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra).
D Immune restoration with antiretroviral therapy is considered essential in the management of patients with cryptosporidiosis.

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