Opinion Article - Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Diagnosis and Therapy (2022) Volume 7, Issue 6
Cryptosporidiosis infection in children is pandemic to unique level.
Fecal samples from 62 Kuwaiti children with gastrointestinal symptoms who tested positive for Cryptosporidium infection by microscopy were genotyped and subtyped using a 60-kDa glycoprotein-based DNA sequencing tool and a small subunit rRNA-based PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. The median age of afflicted children was 4.5 years old, and 77% of infections took place from November to April, when the weather was chilly. One youngster had both Cryptosporidium partum and C. hominies, while three other kids had Cryptosporidium parvum. 13 subtypes of C. parvum and C. hominies were identified in total, with 92% of the samples falling under the common allele family IIa and the uncommon allele family IId. Both in poor and industrialised countries, cryptosporidiosis is a substantial contributor to diarrheal illnesses. The transmission of cryptosporidiosis in people and the importance of Cryptosporidium spp. in animals and the environment for public health have both been improved by recent molecular epidemiologic investigations of the disease. Five species of Cryptosporidium have been identified as being the main cause of human illnesses using genotyping methods. The two most prevalent species among these five are Homo sapiens and C. partum. The characterisation of Cryptosporidium at the species level is helpful in determining infection and contamination sources since these fiveAuthor(s): Lihua Ling*