A rare parasitic disease characterized by infection with sarcocystis species with humans as definitive (intestinal sarcocystosis) or aberrant intermediate (muscular sarcocystosis with development of sarcocysts in myocytes of skeletal cardiac and smooth muscle) host. Enteric infection is often mild or asymptomatic but may cause symptomatic enteritis with nausea abdominal pain diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms of muscular sarcocystosis include fever fatigue headache cough myalgia and arthralgia among others with the possibility of a long-lasting waxing and waning course.
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