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Association of Blastocystis hominis with signs and symptoms of human disease



Association of Blastocystis hominis with signs and symptoms of human disease



Journal of Clinical Microbiology 24(4): 548-550



B. hominis was found in the stools of 62 (16%) of 389 patients seen over a 5 month period. In 43 of these patients <more or => 5 B. hominis cells were seen/40x field; B. hominis was the only intestinal parasite present in 23 of the patients. Of these 23, 19 had symptoms, which included abdominal discomfort (in 15), anorexia (in 10), diarrhoea (in 9) and flatus (in 9).

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