Acute Cryptosporidiosis Following Exposure to Hydrocarbon Containing Compounds
Pooja Yadav* and Bijay R Mirdha
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pooja Yadav
Department of Microbiology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India-110029
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 22, 2012; Accepted date: December 26, 2012; Published date: December 28, 2012
Citation: Yadav P, Mirdha BR (2012) Acute Cryptosporidiosis Following Exposure to Hydrocarbon Containing Compounds. J Clinic Toxicol 2:149. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000149
Copyright: © 2012 Yadav P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hydrocarbon poisoning may result from ingestion or inhalation and can provoke direct or indirect damage which may influence infectious diseases by altering natural resistance. Poisoning is a general term and is defined as the potential of a chemical substance in causing adverse effects on the body. Gastrointestinal manifestations, aspirated pneumonitis, symptoms of Central Nervous System (CNS) impairment, and hypoxia are frequent findings. Further, exposure to chemical substances has the potential in weakening the individual’s immunity to infections produced by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Present case report highlights cryptosporidial diarrhea in a patient with hydrocarbon poisoning.