A genus of protozoa of the suborder BLASTOCYSTINA. It was first classified as a yeast but further studies have shown it to be a protozoan.
Infections with organisms of the genus BLASTOCYSTIS. The species B. hominis is responsible for most infections. Parasitologic surveys have generally found small numbers of this species in human stools, but higher positivity rates and organism numbers in AIDS patients and other immunosuppressed patients (IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST). Symptoms include ABDOMINAL PAIN; DIARRHEA; CONSTIPATION; VOMITING; and FATIGUE.
Infections of the INTESTINES with PARASITES, commonly involving PARASITIC WORMS. Infections with roundworms (NEMATODE INFECTIONS) and tapeworms (CESTODE INFECTIONS) are also known as HELMINTHIASIS.
A human or animal whose immunologic mechanism is deficient because of an immunodeficiency disorder or other disease or as the result of the administration of immunosuppressive drugs or radiation.
Infrequent or difficult evacuation of FECES. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low DIETARY FIBER intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.
Sensation of discomfort, distress, or agony in the abdominal region.
A species of parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of humans and other primates. It was classified as a yeast in 1912. Over the years, questions arose about this designation. In 1967, many physiological and morphological B. hominis characteristics were reported that fit a protozoan classification. Since that time, other papers have corroborated this work and the organism is now recognized as a protozoan parasite of humans causing intestinal disease with potentially disabling symptoms.
Infections with unicellular organisms formerly members of the subkingdom Protozoa.
A common inhabitant of the vagina and cervix and a potential human pathogen, causing infections of the male and female reproductive tracts. It has also been associated with respiratory disease and pharyngitis. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A phylum of fungi comprising minute intracellular PARASITES with FUNGAL SPORES of unicellular origin. It has two classes: Rudimicrosporea and MICROSPOREA.
An anthracycline which is the 4'-epi-isomer of doxorubicin. The compound exerts its antitumor effects by interference with the synthesis and function of DNA.
It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)
Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.
Large benign, hyperplastic lymph nodes. The more common hyaline vascular subtype is characterized by small hyaline vascular follicles and interfollicular capillary proliferations. Plasma cells are often present and represent another subtype with the plasma cells containing IgM and IMMUNOGLOBULIN A.
Abnormal fluid accumulation in TISSUES or body cavities. Most cases of edema are present under the SKIN in SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE.
The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.
Duties that are based in ETHICS, rather than in law.
Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.
Diseases in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
Penetration of a PEPTIC ULCER through the wall of DUODENUM or STOMACH allowing the leakage of luminal contents into the PERITONEAL CAVITY.
Inflammation of the MUCOSA of both the SMALL INTESTINE and the LARGE INTESTINE. Etiology includes ISCHEMIA, infections, allergic, and immune responses.
Anti-inflammatory agents that are non-steroidal in nature. In addition to anti-inflammatory actions, they have analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions.They act by blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, which converts arachidonic acid to cyclic endoperoxides, precursors of prostaglandins. Inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis accounts for their analgesic, antipyretic, and platelet-inhibitory actions; other mechanisms may contribute to their anti-inflammatory effects.
Bleeding in any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT from ESOPHAGUS to RECTUM.
The segment of GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT that includes the ESOPHAGUS; the STOMACH; and the DUODENUM.
A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
The study of parasites and PARASITIC DISEASES.
Number of deaths of children between one year of age to 12 years of age in a given population.
Malaria caused by PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM. This is the severest form of malaria and is associated with the highest levels of parasites in the blood. This disease is characterized by irregularly recurring febrile paroxysms that in extreme cases occur with acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Personnel trained to provide the initial services, care, and support in EMERGENCIES or DISASTERS.

Isolate resistance of Blastocystis hominis to metronidazole. (1/54)

Isolates of Blastocystis hominis from infected immigrant workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh and infected individuals from Singapore and Malaysia were assessed for growth pattern and degree of resistance to different concentrations of metronidazole. Viability of the cells was assessed using eosin-brillian cresyl blue which stained viable cells green and nonviable cells red. The Bangladeshi and Singaporean isolates were nonviable even at the lowest concentration of 0.01 mg/ml, whereas 40% of the initial inoculum of parasites from the Indonesian isolate at day one were still viable in cultures with 1.0 mg/ml metronidazole. The study shows that isolates of B. hominis of different geographical origin have different levels of resistance to metronidazole. The search for more effective drugs to eliminate th parasite appears inevitable, especially since surviving parasites from metronidazole cultures show greater ability to multiply in subcultures than controls.  (+info)

Intestinal blockage by carcinoma and Blastocystis hominis infection. (2/54)

We detected heavy infections of Blastocystis hominis in four individuals with intestinal obstruction due to cancerous growths. After surgery, the infections spontaneously resolved, without specific chemotherapy. It appears that the B. hominis infection was coincidental and not related to the neoplastic growth. We suggest that intestinal obstruction and concomitant stool retention, plus hemorrhage from cancerous lesions, may have permitted the more abundant growth of B. hominis. This is the first report of a possible relationship between intestinal obstruction and a concomitant B. hominis infection.  (+info)

Genomic analysis of Blastocystis hominis strains isolated from two long-term health care facilities. (3/54)

The genotype Blastocystis hominis is highly polymorphic. Therefore, a genetic marker would be a powerful tool for the identification or classification of B. hominis subtypes and could be used as a means to resolve the transmission route or origin of the parasite. To this end, 32 B. hominis isolates were collected from patients and/or staff members of two long-term health care facilities (facilities A and B), and these organisms were subjected to genotype analysis based on diagnostic PCR primers and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of small subunit rRNA gene (rDNA). Based on PCR amplification using diagnostic primers which were developed from randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis of known strains of B. hominis, the 32 isolates of B. hominis were classified into three different subtypes. Thirty isolates, including twenty-four that were isolated from patients and a staff member, from facility A and all isolates isolated from six patients from facility B showed the same genotype. Two of six patients of facility B had been transferred from facility A, and these two patients also had the same-genotype B. hominis that corresponded to 24 isolates from facility A. This genotype strain may have been transmitted by these two patients from facility A to facility B, suggesting human-to-human transmission. In contrast, 2 of 26 isolates from facility A showed distinct genotypes, suggesting that the colonization by these two isolates is attributable to another infectious route. These different subtypes were subjected to RFLP analysis, and the RFLP profiles were correlated with the results obtained by diagnostic PCR primers. This study presents the first molecular evidence of possible human-to-human B. hominis infection between and/or among two small communities.  (+info)

Clinical significance and frequency of Blastocystis hominis in Turkish patients with hematological malignancy. (4/54)

The effect of Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised subjects has been the subject of debate in recent years, mostly in response to its unknown pathogenicity and frequency of occurrence. We performed a non-randomised, open labelled, single institute study in our hospital in order to investigate the clinical significance and frequency of B. hominis in patients suffering from hematological malignancy (HM) who displayed symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases during the period of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. The presence and potential role of other intestinal inclusive of parasites were also studied. At least 3 stool samples from each of 206 HM patients with gastrointestinal complaints (the HM group) were studied. These were compared with stool samples from a control group of 200 patients without HM who were also suffering from gastrointestinal complaints. Samples were studied with saline-lugol, formalin-ether, and trichome staining methods. Groups were comparable in terms of gender, age and type of gastrointestinal complaints. In the HM group, the most common parasite was B. hominis. In this group, 23 patients (13%) had B. hominis, while in the control group only 2 patients (1%) had B. hominis. This difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05). Symptoms were non-specific for B. hominis or other parasites in the HM group. The predominant symptoms in both groups were abdominal pain (87-89.5%), diarrhea (70-89.5%), and flatulence (74-68.4%). Although all patients with HM were symptom-free at the end of treatment with oral metranidazol (1,500 mg per day for 10 days) 2 patients with HM had positive stool samples containing an insignificant number of parasites (< 5 cells per field). In conclusion, it appears that B. hominis is not rare and should be considered in patients with HM who have gastrointestinal complaints while being treated with chemotherapy. Furthermore, metranidazol appears to be effective in treating B. hominis infection.  (+info)

Ribodemes of Blastocystis hominis isolated in Japan. (5/54)

To determine if genetic diversity of Blastocystis hominis exists in Japan, we monitored 64 B. hominis-infected people: 39 asymptomatic people whose infections were detected during routine medical check-ups (32 Japanese and 7 non-Japanese) and 25 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms who visited the outpatient clinics of St. Luke's International Hospital (19 Japanese and 6 non-Japanese). We detected 6 known and 2 new riboprint patterns in isolates from the infected people. There were no differences in the distribution of ribodemes between isolates from Japanese and non-Japanese people, similar to that in other countries. However, we noted a possible relationship between ribodeme type and pathogenicity. The results suggest that ribodemes I, III, and VI may be responsible for gastrointestinal symptoms.  (+info)

Epidemiological survey of Blastocystis hominis in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China. (6/54)

AIM: To provide scientific evidence for prevention and controlling of blastocystosis, the infection of Blastocystis homonis and to study its clinical significance in Huainan City, Anhui Province, China. METHODS: Blastocystis homonis in fresh stools taken from 100 infants, 100 pupils, 100 middle school students and 403 patients with diarrhea was smeared and detected with method of iodine staining and hematoxylin staining. After preliminary direct microscopy, the shape and size of Blastocystis homonis were observed with high power lens. The cellular immune function of the patients with blastocystosis was detected with biotin-streptavidin (BSA). RESULTS: The positive rates of Blastocystis homonis in fresh stools taken from the infants, pupils, middle school students and the patients with diarrhea, were 1.0 % (1/100), 1.0 % (1/100), 0 % (0/100) and 5.96 % (24/403) respectively. Furthermore, the positive rates of Blastocystis homonis in the stool samples taken from the patients with mild diarrhea, intermediate diarrhea, severe diarrhea and obstinate diarrhea were 6.03 % (14/232), 2.25 % (2/89), 0 % (0/17) and 12.31 % (8/65) respectively. The positive rates of Blastocystis homonis in fresh stools of male and female patients with diarrhea were 7.52 % (17/226) and 3.95 % (7/177) respectively, and those of patients in urban and rural areas were 4.56 % (11/241) and 8.02 % (13/162) respectively. There was no significant difference between them (P>0.05). The positive rates of CD(3)(+), CD(4)(+), CD(8)(+) in serum of Blastocystis homonis-positive and-negative individuals were 0.64+/-0.06, 0.44+/-0.06, 0.28+/-0.04 and 0.60+/-0.05, 0.40+/-0.05 and 0.30+/-0.05 respectively, and the ratio of CD(4)(+)/CD(8)(+) of the two groups were 1.53+/-0.34 and 1.27+/-0.22. There was significant difference between the two groups (P<0.05, P<0.01). CONCLUSION: The prevalence of Blastocystis hominis as an enteric pathogen in human seems not to be associated with gender and living environment, and that Blastocystis hominis is more common in stool samples of the patients with diarrhea, especially with chronic diarrhea or obstinate diarrhea. When patients with diarrhea infected by Blastocystis hominis, their cellular immune function decreases, which make it more difficult to be cured.  (+info)

Clinical characteristics and endoscopic findings associated with Blastocystis hominis in healthy adults. (7/54)

Ninety-nine individuals with stools positive for Blastocystis hominis but negative for other parasites were identified from medical records of healthy adults who had received a physical examination at Taipei Veterans General Hospital from November 2000 to October 2002. The medical records of these 99 positive cases and 193 randomly selected controls, matched for age, sex, and date of examination, were retrospectively reviewed. The pathogenicity of B. hominis could not be demonstrated due to a lack of association with the development of gastrointestinal symptoms or pathologic findings on endoscopic examination. Multivariate analyses revealed that chronic hepatitis B infection was a predisposing condition to the acquisition of B. hominis (odd ratio = 2.848, 95% confidence interval = 1.299-6.242, P = 0.009), and concentration of urate was significantly lower in B. hominis-positive individuals (mean +/- SD = 361.64 +/- 87.44 versus 392.57 +/- 93.38 micromol/L; P = 0.009). Among the 64 individuals who underwent gastric biopsy, Helicobacter pylori was found more frequently in the individuals harboring B. hominis (19 of 26 versus 15 of 38; P = 0.017).  (+info)

Irritable bowel syndrome: in search of an etiology: role of Blastocystis hominis. (8/54)

This study was designed to examine stool specimens of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients for Blastocystis hominis, a common intestinal parasite. One hundred fifty patients were enrolled, 95 IBS cases and 55 controls. These patients provided a medical history, and underwent physical and laboratory evaluations that included stool microscopy and culture for B. hominis and colonoscopy. The 95 cases (51 males and 44 females) had a mean +/- SD age of 37.8 +/- 13.2 years. Stool microscopy was positive for B. hominis in 32% (30 of 95) of the cases and 7% (4 of 55) of the controls (P = 0.001). Stool culture was positive in 46% (44 of 95) of the cases and 7% (4 of 55) of the controls (P < 0.001). Stool culture for B. hominis in IBS was more sensitive than microscopy (P < 0.001). Blastocystis hominis was frequently demonstrated in the stool samples of IBS patients; however, its significance in IBS still needs to be investigated. Stool culture has a higher positive yield for B. hominis than stool microscopy.  (+info)

The stools and rectal biopsy specimens of 44 patients with AIDS and diarrhoea were examined by culture, light microscopy, and electron microscopy. In 13 patients examination of rectal biopsy material and faecal samples showed no pathogen, but in two of these, microsporidiosis was found by electron microscopical examination of jejunal biopsy specimens. This organism was also identified electron microscopically in one of the further five jejunal biopsy samples taken from patients with a known cause of diarrhoea. Blastocystis hominis infection was identified electron microscopically in six patients, all of whom had cryptosporidiosis additionally seen by light microscopy. Four of these six patients remained well for long periods, with only moderate diarrhoea, and follow up showed no evidence of blastocystis infection. In only four of 11 patients found to have cryptosporidium in their stools at light microscopy were organisms found at electron microscopy. Viral inclusions were only identified at ...
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We determined cytokines (e.g. interleukin-8, 10, 12 and TNF-α) expression by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in rectal mucosa in diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (D-IBS) with Blastocystis spp. Eighty patients with D-IBS and Blastocystis spp. infection were classified as cases and 80 with D-IBS without Blastocystis spp. infection were classified as control. Cases were subdivided into D-IBS and Blastocystis sp. defined type 1 (subtype-specific primer SB83) and type 3 (SB227). Stool microscopy and culture were performed. Rectal biopsies were obtained for histology and cytokines by real-time PCR for mRNA expression of cytokines. PBMCs IL-8 was similar in different groups but in type 1, IL-8mRNA was increased compared with type 3 (P = 0·001) and control (P = 0·001). In type 1, IL-10 by PBMCs had a low mean value (14·5±1·6) compared with (16·7±1·5) type 3 and (16±2·3) in controls (P
To determine the distribution of Blastocystis sp. subtypes from Blastocystis cyst excreters, 1,000 fecal samples from patients suspected of enteroparasitic disease were scored for stool consistency, submitted to xenic in vitro culture (XIVC), formol ethyl acetate concentration (FECT) with subsequent isopycnic centrifugation, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with subtype (ST) analysis. Blastocystis was significantly more prevalent in specimens from patients with travel-associated diarrhea (15.6%) than those with persistent diarrhea (8.3%) (P = 0.005). Overall, 115 (11.5%) and 35 (3.5%) specimens were positive by XIVC and FECT, respectively. Blastocystis cysts were detected in 33 (28.7%) of the XIVC-positive specimens. A positive FECT result was associated with ST3 (P = 0.05). The presence of Blastocystis in general or Blastocystis cysts was independent of stool consistency, and no particular ST was significantly associated with cyst identification. In view of these data, the present study indicates
Infections with organisms of the genus BLASTOCYSTIS. The species B. hominis is responsible for most infections. Parasitologic surveys have generally found small numbers of this species in human stools, but higher positivity rates and organism numbers in AIDS patients and other immunosuppressed patients (IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST). Symptoms include ABDOMINAL PAIN; DIARRHEA; CONSTIPATION; VOMITING; and FATIGUE ...
mark rosal ,rosal at mail.netshop.net, writes: ,Hello to everyone, I have rather peristent case of blasocystis hominis, ,and the regular medicines- such a flagy dont seem to be able to get rid ,of it. Can any body help me on this one. I am willing to look at any ,thing if it can specifically knock this bug out. Any and all ,information, suggestions, contacts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ,--- mark rosal Blastocystis infection is probably the most common parasitic = infection in the world. Some surveys indicate infection rates of 10% in Europe and North America and up to 50% in developing countries. Relatively little is known about Blastocystis hominis compared to = most parasites and not everyone agrees on all points. Approximately = equal numbers of doctors think that it causes disease as those who = do not believe it does. The reason for this is quite simply that = most people infected show no symptoms at all that can be linked to = the presence of the parasite. In any event, the most ...
Although Blastocystis is one of the most common enteric parasites, there is still much controversy surrounding the pathogenicity and potential treatment options for this parasite. In this review we look at the evidence supporting Blastocystis as an intestinal pathogen as shown by numerous case studies and several in vivo studies and the evidence against. We describe the chronic nature of some infections and show the role of Blastocystis in immunocompromised patients and the relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and Blastocystis infection. There have been several studies that have suggested that pathogenicity may be subtype related. Metronidazole is the most widely accepted treatment for Blastocystis but several cases of treatment failure and resistance have been described. Other treatment options which have been suggested include paromomycin and trimethroprim- sulfamethoxazole.
Wawrzyniak, Ivan, Courtine, Damien, Osman, Marwan S., Hubans-Pierlot, Christine, Cian, Amandine, Nourrisson, Celine, Chabe, Magali, Poirier, Philippe, Bart, Aldert, Polonais, Valerie, Delgado-Viscogliosi, Pilar, El Alaoui, Hicham, Belkorchia, Abdel, van Gool, Tom, Tan, Shyong Wei Kevin, Ferreira, Stephanie, Viscoglios, Eric, Delbac, Frederic. (2015). Draft genome sequence of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis subtype 4-isolate WR1. Genomics Data 4 : 22-23. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gdata.2015.01. ...
Blastocystosis is a medical condition caused by infection with Blastocystis, a single-celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals.
Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal protozoa in human faecal samples with uncertain impact on public health. Studies on the prevalence of Blastocystis in HIV-positive patients are limited and dated. A cross-sectional study was carried out involving 156 HIV-positive patients to evaluate the prevalence of Blastocystis-subtypes by molecular amplification and sequencing the small subunit rRNA gene (SSU rDNA), to identify the risk factors for its transmission, to examine the relationship between the presence of the protist and gastrointestinal disorders. Furthermore, the evaluation of the faecal calprotectin by immunoassay from a sample of subjects was performed to evaluate the gut inflammation in Blastocystis-carriers. Blastocystis-subtypes ST1, ST2, ST3, ST4 were identified in 39 HIV-positive patients (25%). No correlation was found between the presence of the protist and virological or epidemiological risk factors. Blastocystis was more frequently detected in homosexual subjects (p = 0.037)
Below are some of the more common parasitic infections:. Blastocystis hominis. Although some consider Blastocystis hominis to be a commensal parasite, the more recent research shows that this is a pathogenic parasite. In addition, the research shows that Blastocystis hominis can cause an increase in inflammation (1), and even increase the permeability of the small intestines (2). A case report involving a 49-year old man with Hashimotos Thyroiditis shows that eradicating Blastocystis hominis resulted in a decrease of his thyroid antibodies (3). I personally have had a few patients with Hashimotos test positive for Blastocystis hominis and go into remission upon eradicating it.. Entamoeba histolytica. This is a pathogenic parasite that is associated with intestinal and extraintestinal infections (4). In other words, it not only can affect the intestines, but it can also affect extraintestinal sites such as the liver, brain, and lungs (4). Infection with this pathogen can lead to the disease ...
Tan, T.C.; Ong, S.C.; Suresh, K.G. (2009) Genetic variability of Blastocystis sp isolates obtained from cancer and HIV/AIDS patients. Parasitology Research, 105 (5). pp. 1283-1286. ISSN 0932-0113. Tan, T.C.; Suresh, K.G. (2006) Amoeboid form of Blastocystis hominis - a detailed ultrastructural insight. Parasitology Research, 99 (6). pp. 737-742. ISSN 0932-0113. Tan, T.C.; Suresh, K.G. (2007) Evidence of plasmotomy in Blastocystis hominis. Parasitology Research, 101 (6). pp. 1521-1525. ISSN 0932-0113. Tan, T.C.; Suresh, K.G. (2006) Predominance of amoeboid forms of Blastocystis hominis in isolates from symptomatic patients. Parasitology Research, 98 (3). pp. 189-193. ISSN 0932-0113. Tan, T.C.; Suresh, K.G.; Smith, H.V. (2008) Phenotypic and genotypic characterisation of Blastocystis hominis isolates implicates subtype 3 as a subtype with pathogenic potential. Parasitology Research, 104 (1). pp. 85-93. ISSN 0932-0113. Tan, T.C.; Suresh, K.G.; Thong, K.L.; Smith, H.V. (2006) PCR fingerprinting of ...
Blastocystosis refers to a medical condition caused by infection with Blastocystis. Blastocystis is a protozoal, single-celled parasite that inhabits the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other animals. Many different types of Blastocystis exist, and they can infect humans, farm animals, birds, rodents, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and even cockroaches. Blastocystosis has been found to be a possible risk factor for development of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). There are conflicting reports regarding whether Blastocystis causes disease in humans. These reports resulted in a brief debate in medical journals in the early 1990s between some physicians in the United States who believed that Blastocystis was harmless, and physicians in the United States and overseas who believed it could cause disease. At the time, it was common practice to identify all Blastocystis from humans as Blastocystis hominis, while Blastocystis from animals was identified differently (e.g. Blastocystis ratti from rats). ...
Blastocystis hominis is a common enteric parasite of worldwide distribution. Its pathogenetic potential has not yet been established, although numerous case reports suggest that B. hominis may cause the development of various gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders. The detection of the parasite in stool specimens is conventionally done by microscopy of direct smears, fecal concentrates, or permanently stained smears; however, morphology-based diagnosis is problematic. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique for the direct detection of B. hominis in human stool samples. Primers were based on small subunit ribosomal DNA and able to detect ≥32 parasites/200 mg stool artificially spiked with cultured B. hominis. In the evaluation of 43 clinical specimens, the PCR was tested against the formol ethyl acetate concentration technique (FECT) and a culture technique, proving 100% test specificity and a significantly higher sensitivity than the FECT. ...
Chemotherapy can cause immunosuppression, which may trigger latent intestinal parasitic infections in stools to emerge. This study investigated whether intestinal parasites can emerge as opportunistic infections in breast and colorectal cancer patients (n=46 and n=15, respectively) undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Breast cancer patients were receiving a 5-fluorouracil/epirubicin/cyclophosphamide (FEC) regimen (6 chemotherapy cycles), and colorectal cancer patients were receiving either an oxaliplatin/5-fluorouracil/folinic acid (FOLFOX) regimen (12 cycles) or a 5-fluorouracil/folinic acid (Mayo) regimen (6 cycles). Patients had Blastocystis hominis and microsporidia infections that were only present during the intermediate chemotherapy cycles. Thus, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy should be screened repeatedly for intestinal parasites, namely B. hominis and microsporidia, as they may reduce the efficacy of chemotherapy treatments.. ...
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Introduction: A lack of prospective and longitudinal data on pre- and post-travel carriage of Blastocystis spp. complicates interpretation of a positive test post-travel. Therefore we studied dynamics of Blastocystis carriage in a cohort of Dutch travellers. Methods: From the prospective, multicentre COMBAT study among 2001 Dutch travellers, a subset of 491 travellers was selected based on travel destination to 7 subregions (70 or 71 travellers each). Faecal samples taken directly before and after travel were screened for Blastocystis with qPCR, followed, when positive, by sequence analysis to determine subtypes. Results: After exclusion of 12 samples with missing samples or inhibited qPCR-reactions, stool samples of 479 travellers were analysed. Before travel, 174 of them (36.3%) carried Blastocystis and in most of these, the same subtype was persistently carried. However, in 48/174 of those travellers (27.6%; CI95 20.8-36.6%) no Blastocystis or a different subtype was detected in the ...
The impacts can not be the same for each individual and here and there the last outcomes dont need to be a risk to the life. In any case, you should realize that even the ones that dont speak to such a major issue for the wellbeing can have some not all that wonderful symptoms.. 8 Common Symptoms of Parasitic Infection. 1. Fatigue. Dr. Leo Galland,states that the inward parasites are the ones that are in charge of constant weakness that a hefty portion of his patients have.Mostly in this sort of cases, the no one but motivation can be the protozoa class of parasite, that can dwell just by drinking water.. 2. IBS. Almost half of all IBS patients have a parasite called blastocystis hominis. The oral-fecal contact makes this parasite spread.. For example, if a gourmet specialist does not wash his hands completely subsequent to utilizing the restroom, he will open the clients to conceivable blastocystis hominis disease.. 3. Skin Conditions. Mites are parasites that enter into your skin and lay ...
Blastocystis from humans and animals can be divided into at least 12 species, of which several are found in humans Recently, a 29-kDa parasite protein and a parasite-associated protease have received attention as potential markers of pathogenicity It has been suggested that finding |5 parasites per high-power field (40× objective) or, less commonly, by oil…
Hi Don.. Ill try to keep this brief, but I have noticed so many benefits from my Terminator Zapper in such a short period of time, my head is spinning! So you know a little bit about me - Im a 56 year old single male, retired at 53 and loving it!. About eight weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Blastocystis Hominis, a fairly common intestinal parasite. I probably had them for at least six weeks prior to diagnosis, based on how bad I was feeling. It took awhile to realize that something wasnt right. I was craving and eating mostly junk food because this is what the parasites craved. After eating, my stomach would be bloated and the contents would churn and churn as my millions of parasites were dining.. I currently do not have insurance, so $500 later in doctor bills and 7 days of antibiotics that did absolutely nothing to help the situation, except to make me feel worse, and I was done with traditional medicine. I hit my computer and I hit it hard - I had to find an alternate solution for my ...
Hulda Clark suggested that all autoimmune diseases were actually caused by fluke parasites and pollutants. yes she has some good ideas, but I think way to simplified...she blames way to much on flukes, very few people in west have over flukes I think...one can test for several of them, and many people tried fluke medicines without getting better I think she has overlooked things like blastocystis hominis,and also her knowledge about diets seems limited... also her idea that basically all infections can be cured by zappers seems to be just an idea with little evidence...yes I wou ...
This test gives an idea of how well foods are digested and absorbed, gives some products of gut fermentation, looks for blood in the stool, gives counts of bacteria and yeast, identifies those organisms which should not be there and lists antibiotic and/or antifungal preparations, both herbal and drug, to which that micro-organism is sensitive. It also looks for parasitic micro-organisms such as amoeba, blastocystis hominis, cryptosporydia and giardia lamblia and suggests possible treatment options. The stool analysis is carried out at Genova Diagnostics in the USA. ...
Subtype analysis and mutations to antiviral drugs in HIV-1-infected patients from Mozambique before initiation of antiretroviral therapy: Results from the DREAM programme ...
Protozoan parasites, including Blastocystis hominis, Dientamoeba fragilis and a few other amoebas such as Entamoeba Histolytica are single cell parasites which for years were thought to be harmless. During the last 10 to 12 years a number of medical reports have associated these parasites with various problems such as irritable bowel and chronic fatigue. It is interesting that Blastocystis and or Dientamoeba are found in 5% of the general population but up to 30% of people suffering with irritable bowel. Some of the clients contacting us have a history of an acute infection of the digestive track while travelling in the tropics or in countries with poor hygiene. These days many people contract these parasites in the UK ...
A recently described cytotoxic monoclonal antibody (mAb 1D5) raised against Blastocystis hominis isolate B, was tested for reactivity with 13 different isolates of Blastocystis. The isolates used were previously isolated from humans, rats and reptiles and were maintained as axenised cultures throughout the course of this stady. Five B. hominis isolates (B, C, E, G and H) were found to react with mAb 1D5 in immunoblotting studies and the indirect fluorescence antibody test. The pattern of fluorescence observed for all five isolates was diffuse and patchy. Immunoblotting studies revealed that mAb 1D5 reacted with a 29-30-kDa protein found in all five isolates. Results of a cytotoxic assay showed that the mAb exhibited a complement-independent cytotoxic effect on all the exposed isolates. Microscopic observations showed differences in morphology between the Blastocystis cells exposed and unexposed to mAb. Acridine orange staining performed on both exposed and unexposed cells showed similar internal ...
Hello, to anyone who is looking for a parasite treatment for Blastocystis Hominis, try looking up the website badbugs org, or the website for the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Sydney Australia. A ne...
This test is performed on stool samples collected over 3 days and looks for and identifies parasitic micro-organisms such as amoeba, blastocystis hominis, cryptosporydia and giardia lamblia etc. If a more detailed assessment of gut flora is needed, then Comprehensive parasitology might be useful. This test reports on bacterial and yeast flora as well as looking for parasites in the stool samples. It also provides an overview of available treatments for bacterial and yeast dysbiosis. The analysis is carried out at Genova Diagnostics in the USA. ...
1. Central Intelligence Agency. The 2008 coccidia, Cryptosporidium sp dengan https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/th 2. UNAIDS. AIDS Epidemic update: special 8. Duval X and Leport C. Toxoplasmosis in 9. Rao K, Sekar U, Iraivan KT, Abraham G, Soundararajan P. Blastocystis hominis - An 4. Saag MS, Graybill RJ, Larsen RA, Pappas Transplant Recipients. JAPI 2003, 51 :719- 10. Kurniawan A, Karyadi T, Dwintasari SW, Group Cryptococcal Subproject. Guidelines Sari IP, Yunihastuti E, Djauzi S, Smith HV. Intestinal parasitic infections in HIV/AIDS Management of Cryptococcal Disease. Clin Jakarta, Indonesia. Trans R Soc Trop Med and HIV Infection. http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/ 11. Amadi B, Mwiya M, Musuku J, Watuka A, nitazoxanide on morbidity and mortality in Zambian children with cryptosporidiosis: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet.2002 Source: http://www.majalahfk.uki.ac.id/assets/majalahfile/artikel/2008-01-artikel-051.pdf ...
Blastocystis hominus is a parasite that is often found in the stools of healthy people and often recovered from persons having loose stools/GI complaints though it remains unclear whether the...
Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) pose significant public health challenges in school children in developing countries. The aim of this study is to determine prevalence of intestinal parasites among elementary school children in Mizan-Aman town, southwest Ethiopia. Institution-based cross-sectional study involving 460 elementary school children in Mizan-Aman Town was conducted from May to June 2013. The school children were selected using multistage sampling technique. Data on demography and predisposing factors of IPIs were collected using pretested questionnaire. Moreover, single stool specimen was examined microscopically after wet mount and formol-ether sedimentation concentration procedures. Infection intensity of Schistosoma mansoni and soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) was estimated using Kato-Katz egg counting method. Age of the children ranged from 5 to 17 years. Overall, 76.7 % (95%CI: 72.8-80.6) of the children harbored at least one species of intestinal parasite. Eight species of
We have conducted follow-up analyses of the top 10% of SNPs from the ParAllele (Affymetrix) Immune and Inflammation panel in a new set of 584 cases and 768 controls, for a combined sample of 1,009 cases and 1,233 controls. We found that the common SNP rs241447 (MAF 0.26) in TAP2 from the 6p21.3 region showed a significant association with risk of NHL overall after correcting for multiple testing; the association was particularly strong for FL, but was also apparent for DLBCL. Higher TAP2 expression was associated with the risk allele in both FL and DLBCL tumors.. The 6p21.3 region is a large, complex, and immune gene-rich region that has been previously implicated as a susceptibility locus for overall NHL risk (5, 10-12, 15). Furthermore, this region has been flagged as a region of interest for not only for NHL, but also for the specific NHL subtypes of FL (10, 11, 13, 14), DLBCL (5, 10, 15), and familial CLL/SLL (16). In NHL subtype analyses, we found genome-wide significance for the TAP2 SNP ...
Greetings, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author of Candida Crusher.. Today, Id like to do a video about parasites. Particularly about Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis. Now those names maybe sound a bit funny to you, and some people may even think that Im reading a few lines out of Harry Potter or a book like that. But I can tell you now; Im not really talking about witchcraft or giving you any false leads here.. Blastocystis hominis is a very common parasite found in third-world countries. But not just third world, we find it also in many western countries. In fact, its estimated that 25 to 30 percent of people with irritable bowel syndrome have a Blasto infection, so theyre relatively common. These are tiny little parasites and just like Candida albicans, Blasto lives in the digestive system of many, many different people, many healthy people, but it lives in balance and its kept in check by the beneficial bacteria. But when out of balance, Blasto can create a lot of problems for ...
Blastocystis hominis is the most common intestinal protozoan infecting humans in the United States, but it is probably the least understood. The parasite is also the most frequently diagnosed intestinal protozoan in Oregon. Records from the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, diagnostic laboratory show 40 cases of Blastocystis in 2006 vs. 10 for Giardia lamblia, a usual cause of gastrointestinal symptoms. Indeed, the prevalence of the infection might be much higher as routine methods used to detect other intestinal protozoans often miss Blastocystis.1 2 Blastocystis has been a medical mystery for years. Many people who carry the organism show no symptoms, while others inexplicably become very ill. Recent research has identified multiple genetically diverse sub-types of Blastocystis which can infect humans,3 and suggested only a specific sub-group is responsible for the disease.4 5 This model would be consistent with research suggesting a phylogenetic link between Blastocystis and
Labile toxin producing enterotoxic E. coli (ETEC) were the commonest pathogen isolated from diarrheal stools of hospitalized children (21%) and adults (26%) in Singapore. Salmonellas ranked a close second in children (19%). Other bacterial pathogens were isolated from less than 5% of subjects. Blastocystis hominis was detected in 4.3% of diarrheal stools when a simple sedimentation technique was used. Cryptosporidium was not detected at all. An analysis of yeast counts in smears of diarrheal and non-diarrheal stools suggested they were etiologically associated with at least 6% of diarrhea in children and 19% in adults. Testing for rotaviruses by Latex agglutination and for adenovirus by electronmicroscopy showed an association with 6 per cent and 3 per cent diarrhea respectively. The study highlighted a need for: case control studies on ETEC and B. hominis; studies on the epidemiology of diarrhea by yeasts; establishing the true incidence of adenovirus diarrhea; studies on the prevalence and seasonality
I have never tried a salt flush. I guess it gives you a good cleanse and perhaps kills or flushes out some parasites at the same time? The parasites that I know I have according to stool samples: Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis (many). Not sure if they could be related to the returning problem with hemorrhoids (external and internal) What i would like to know is if a salt flush is going to hurt? Salt in the wounds I guess will hurt (as the loose contents of salt comes out through the intestines? And can the parasites somehow be related to the recurring hemorrhoids?
Its well known among naturopaths and other alternative health practitioners that if one person in a household if infected by H pylori, other family or household members can also be infected.. In clinical practice I see this time and time again.. The trouble is that H pylori doesnt cause symptoms in everyone, so lets set the scene (this is a real life example from a family I worked with a few years ago).. Joyce has a whole bunch of digestive symptoms, but her husband, Colin, did not. Their daughter also had symptoms.. They all did a stool test like this one.. All three of them tested positive for H pylori, and both Joyce and her daughter tested positive for the Blastocystis hominis parasite.. This certainly isnt an isolated case - Ive seen H pylori in different household members on many occasions.. When more than one person in the household has H pylori, it can be passed from person-to-person.. Kissing, sexual contact and possibly even sharing eating and drinking utensils can lead to H ...
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A recent study has revealed the importance of monitoring transplant donors and recipients for Mycoplasma hominis infections. Mycoplasma hominis colonies M. hominis is a species of bacteria able to infect and penetrate the interior of human cells. It is notoriously difficult to test [...]. ...
Intestinal Worms Worms and other intestinal parasites which infest human beings are found in all countries of the world. However, they are more common in tropical and subtropical areas and are widely prevalent during the rainy seasons. Children are more infested with these worms than adults. There are several types of intestinal worms. The most…
Intestinal parasites infections are a serious public health problem in the world and, in particular, in developing countries like Brazil. They are quite frequent in school-aged children influencing on growth and intellectual development. The data about the real situation of enteroparasitosis are scarce and epidemiological surveys are important not only for monitoring as in actions in preventive medicine. The present study evaluated the presence of intestinal parasites in a day care child center on the outskirts of the city of São Paulo. 21 stool samples were analyzed, being 16 children with an average age of 3 years, and 5 adults, daycare staff. The method used was the coproplus®. Of the total samples analyzed in 17 (81%) was established some kind of intestinal parasite Protozoan species only, and in 8 (47%) had more than one species of parasite. The frequency of the parasites found were: Blastocystis hominis (53%), Endolimax nana (35%), Giardia duodenalis (23%), Cryptosporidium parvum (12%), ...
Entamoeba histolytica Entamoeba dispar Entamoeba moshkovskii Entamoeba bangladeshi Entamoeba hartmanni Entamoeba coli Entamoeba polecki Entamoeba gingivalis Endolimax nana Iodamoeba bütschlii Blastocystis spp.
CancerSubtypes is a package for cancer subtype analysis that includes various functions from dataset processing to result validation. In CancerSubtypes package, we provide a unified framework for analysing cancer subtpes from raw data to result visualisation. The main functions include genomic data pre-processing, cancer subtypes identification, results validation, visualization and comparison. CancerSubtypes provides the common data imputation and normalization methods for the genomic data pre-processing. Meanwhile, there are four feature selection methods to screen the key features in genomic dataset. The common cancer subtypes identification methods are integrated in this package such as Consensus clustering (CC) [From R package ConsensusClusterPlus], Consensus Nonnegative matrix factorization (CNMF) [From R package NMF], Integrative clustering (iCluster)[From R package iCluster], Similarity Network Fusion (SNF) [From R package SNFtool], Combined SNF and CC (SNF.CC) and Weighted Similarity ...
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Human parasites infect billions of people worldwide every year, and cause numerous health complications, sometimes even leading to death. Treatment of intestinal parasites can be prolonged and sometimes tricky; parasites in the human body have a tendency to develop resistance against commonly administered drugs.
Intestinal parasites can be a hassle to deal with. Fortunately, there are some types of herbal medicine for intestinal parasites. Learn more here.
✅ Intestinal parasites are organisms that invade the gastrointestinal tract of humans which acts as hosts for these organisms Protozoa which are single ce
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According to Kansas State, 34% of dogs in the U.S. have some form of intestinal parasite. Worse, these parasites can be hard for pet parents to spot and can pose a threat to both you and your pets.
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The study compared patients diagnosed with symptomatic Blastocystis infection to controls who had Blastocystis infection but no ... Experimental infection of mice with Blastocystis hominis]" [Experimental infection of mice with Blastocystis hominis]. Zhongguo ... Chronic angioedema and Blastocystis hominis infection]" [Chronic angioedema and Blastocystis hominis infection]. Revista de ... Like other protozoal infections, the prevalence of Blastocystis infection varies depending on the area investigated and the ...
Table 2: Summary of treatments and efficacy for Blastocystis infection. *^ Amin OM (2002). "Seasonal prevalence of intestinal ... ingestion of cyst, zoonotic infection acquired from pigs (feces) Blastocystosis Blastocystis spp. intestinal direct microscopy ... Blastocystis is now by far the most prevalent mono-infection in symptomatic patients in the United States [14] and was found ... Trematode infection). Blood fluke. *Schistosoma mansoni / S. japonicum / S. mekongi / S. haematobium / S. intercalatum * ...
"Clinical efficacy of Saccharomyces boulardii or metronidazole in symptomatic children with Blastocystis hominis infection". ... S. boulardii showed reduction of relapses in some specific patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and may be ... The addition of S. boulardii to the standard triple medication protocol for elimination of Helicobacter pylori infection showed ... In immunocompromised individuals, S. boulardii has been associated with fungemia or localized infection, which may be fatal. ...
Hotez, Peter (July 2000). "The other intestinal protozoa: Enteric infections caused by Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba coli, ... The cysts cause infection by consuming contaminated food and drinks like waste water. Sometimes insects and rodents carry the ... Saritha Pujari (2015-11-14). "Parasite Entamoeba Coli : Life Cycle, Mode of Infection and Treatment". Yourarticlelibrary.com. ... and these other pathogens might cause infection or illness. Entamoeba species all come in monogenetic forms, or having one ...
... is an effective first-line treatment for infection by Blastocystis species and is indicated for the treatment of ... Summary of treatments and efficacy for Blastocystis infection Muñoz P, Valerio M, Eworo A, Bouza E (2011). "Parasitic ... and viral infections. It is indicated for the treatment of infection by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia in ... Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal protists of humans. ... A recent study showed that 100% of people from low ...
Protozoal infections can cause symptoms that mirror specific IBS subtypes, e.g., infection by certain substypes of Blastocystis ... suggesting that Blastocystis sp. infection is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, may play a significant ... Onset may be triggered by an intestinal infection or stressful life event. Diagnosis is based on symptoms in the absence of ... Ruling out parasitic infections, lactose intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, and coeliac disease is recommended ...
A 2006 study of gastrointestinal infections in the United States suggested that Blastocystis infection has become the leading ... Blastocystis is a single-celled protozoan which infects the large intestine. Physicians report that patients with infection ... Blastocystis was the most frequently identified protozoal infection found in patients in a 2006 Canadian study. 1918 flu ... Infection with Giardia can produce diarrhea, gas, and abdominal pain in some people. If untreated, infection can be chronic. In ...
... blastocystis infections MeSH C06.405.469.452.269 - cryptosporidiosis MeSH C06.405.469.452.275 - dientamoebiasis MeSH C06.405. ...
"Blastocystis subtypes detected in humans and animals from Colombia". Infection, Genetics and Evolution. Elsevier BV. 22: 223- ... T. episcopus is commonly infected with Blastocystis parasites, specifically Subtype 6 (ST6) which was exclusive to birds in ...
However, Blastocystis has never fulfilled Koch's postulate that infection of a healthy individual with Blastocystis leads to ... So they called Blastocystis from humans Blastocystis hominis and gave different species names to Blastocystis from other ... CDC description of Blastocystis hominis Blastocystis Research Foundation Dientamoeba Fragilis and Blastocystis Hominis ... Blastocystis is now by far the most prevalent mono-infection in symptomatic patients in the United States [14] and was found ...
"Blastocystis: unravelling potential risk factors and clinical significance of a common but neglected parasite". Epidemiology ... The history of infection and disease were observed in the 1800s and related to the one of the tick-borne diseases, Rocky ... COMMON INFECTIONS AND UNCOMMON DISEASE: ELUSIVE ASSOCIATIONS OF ENTEROVIRUSES AND TYPE I DIABETES MELLITUS". In Knobler, Stacey ... Infections associated with diseases are those that are associated with possible infectious etiologies, that meet the ...
It can be caused by bacterial infections, viral infections, parasitic infections, or autoimmune problems such as inflammatory ... Parasites, particularly protozoa e.g., Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia spp., Entamoeba histolytica, Blastocystis spp., Cyclospora ... These infections are often acquired from food or water that has been contaminated by feces, or directly from another person who ... The most common cause is an infection of the intestines due to either a virus, bacterium, or parasite-a condition also known as ...
... blastocystis infections MeSH C03.752.700.700.055.328 - dysentery, amebic MeSH C03.752.700.700.055.407 - entamoebiasis MeSH ... adenophorea infections MeSH C03.335.508.100.275 - enoplida infections MeSH C03.335.508.100.275.882 - trichinosis MeSH C03.335. ... secernentea infections MeSH C03.335.508.700.100 - ascaridida infections MeSH C03.335.508.700.100.060 - anisakiasis MeSH C03.335 ... rhabditida infections MeSH C03.335.508.700.700.799 - strongyloidiasis MeSH C03.335.508.700.750 - spirurida infections MeSH ...
It can be caused by bacterial infections, viral infections, parasitic infections, or autoimmune problems such as inflammatory ... Parasites, particularly protozoa (e.g., Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia spp., Entamoeba histolytica, Blastocystis spp., ... Campylobacter spp. are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea, but infections by Salmonella spp., Shigella spp. and some strains ... Infections. Main article: Infectious diarrhea. There are many causes of infectious diarrhea, which include viruses, bacteria ...
BK virus infection BK virus Black piedra Piedraia hortae Blastocystosis Blastocystis species ... Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection One of the Human papillomaviruses Human parainfluenza virus infection Human parainfluenza ... Infections associated with diseases. References[edit]. *^ Walsh TJ, Dixon DM (1996). Baron S, et al., eds. Spectrum of Mycoses ... Acinetobacter infections Acinetobacter baumannii Actinomycosis Actinomyces israelii, Actinomyces gerencseriae and ...
Additionally, Blastocystis species have been shown to have several subtypes that generate cysteine and aspartic protease ... It usually follows an upper respiratory infection and resolves within a couple weeks as the liver clears out the IgA aggregates ... Roberts T, Stark D, Harkness J, Ellis J (2014). "Update on the pathogenic potential and treatment options for Blastocystis sp ... Infection and Immunity. 58 (9): 2733-7. doi:10.1128/IAI.58.9.2733-2737.1990. PMC 313560. PMID 2117567. St Geme JW, de la Morena ...
"Infection and Immunity. 58 (9): 2733-7. PMC 313560. PMID 2117567.. *^ St Geme JW, de la Morena ML, Falkow S (October 1994). "A ... Additionally, Blastocystis species have been shown to have several subtypes that generate cysteine and aspartic protease ... It usually follows an upper respiratory infection and resolves within a couple weeks as the liver clears out the IgA aggregates ... "Update on the pathogenic potential and treatment options for Blastocystis sp". Gut Pathogens. 6: 17. doi:10.1186/1757-4749-6- ...
Antibiotics such as metronidazole for bacteria infection, antiviral drug therapy for viral infection and anti-helminths for ... Blastocystis homnis, Cryptosporidium (diarrhea in people with immunosuppression), Entamoeba histolytica (produces the amebian ... It may be caused by various infections, with bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or other causes. Common clinical ... parasitic infections[citation needed] McFarland, Joseph (1904). A Text-book of Pathology: For Practitioners and Students. W.B. ...
... for most nematode infections) Pyrantel pamoate (for most nematode infections) Thiabendazole (for roundworm infections) ... including the protozoal species Blastocystis hominis, C. parvum, Entamoeba histolytica, G. lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis [ ... for tapeworm infections) Praziquantel (for tapeworm infections) Albendazole (broad spectrum) Praziquantel Rifampin Amphotericin ... The Egg hatch assay can be used to determine whether a parasite causing an infection has become resistant to standard drug ...
The similarity between Nyctotherus and Blastocystis, which are only distantly related, is believed to be the result of ... metronidazole is recognized as a standard chemotherapeutic agent for the treatment of anaerobic infections. Since their ... April 2008). "Organelles in Blastocystis that blur the distinction between mitochondria and hydrogenosomes". Current Biology. ... and the stramenopile Blastocystis. Due to the fact that many organisms have evolved to fit their anaerobic environments, a ...
... ferredoxin oxidoreductase and is in pre-clinical studies to treat infections of Helicobacter pylori and Clostridium difficile. ... including the protozoal species Blastocystis hominis, C. parvum, Entamoeba histolytica, G. lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis [ ... shows efficacy against Clostridium difficile in a mouse infection model". Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 56 (8): 4103-11. doi: ... a systemic therapeutic developed for treatment of Clostridium difficile infections that also shows efficacy against ...
Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter pylori. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Escherichia coli O157:H7, O111 and O104:H4 ... Ionfhabhtú Blastocystis hominis. Blastocystis hominis. Blastomycosis. Blastomyces dermatitidis. Bolivian hemorrhagic fever. ... Clostridium botulinum; Note: Botulism is not an infection by Clostridium botulinum but caused by the intake of botulinum toxin. ...
... vivax to model the human malaria infection. The two exposed themselves to the infection, noting the causal itchy bite as a mere ... P. knowlesi infection is normally considered a parasite of long-tailed (Macaca fascicularis) and pig-tailed (Macaca nemestrina ... P. knowlesi infection is diagnosed by examining thick and thin blood films in the same way as other malarias. The appearance of ... Although the current infection rate with Plasmodium knowlesi is relatively low, one risk it presents is misdiagnosis with other ...
... /bəbiːzɪˈoʊsɪs/, also known as babesiasis /bæbɪˈzaɪəsɪs/, is a malaria-like parasitic disease caused by infection ... Only specialized laboratories can adequately diagnose Babesia infection in humans, so Babesia infections are considered highly ... Serologic testing for antibodies against Babesia (both IgG and IgM) can detect low-level infection in cases with a high ... 0920-0728.[25] In 2014, Rhode Island had an incidence of 16.3 reported infections per 100,000 people.[26] ...
Brakhage AA (December 2005). "Systemic fungal infections caused by Aspergillus species: epidemiology, infection process and ... The genus Blastocystis, now in Stramenopiles, was originally classified as a yeast. Ellobiopsis, now in Alveolata, was ... Struck C (2006). "Infection strategies of plant parasitic fungi". In Cooke BM, Jones DG, Kaye B (eds.). The Epidemiology of ... Koeck, M.; Hardham, A.R.; Dodds; P.N. (2011). "The role of effectors of biotrophic and hemibiotrophic fungi in infection". ...
The retroviruses (or virogenes) are always passed on to the next generation of that organism that received the infection. This ... Blastocystis hominis, and Giardia intestinalis. Remnant chloroplast organelles (leucoplasts) in non-photosynthetic algae ... Endogenous retroviruses (or ERVs) are remnant sequences in the genome left from ancient viral infections in an organism. ... a common group of disease resistance genes involved in recognizing new infections. When Bomblies removed the problematic gene, ...
Systemic fungal infections caused by Aspergillus species: epidemiology, infection process and virulence determinants. Current ... Brumpt E. Blastocystis hominis n. sp. et formes voisines. Bulletin of the Exotic Pathology Society. 1912, 5: 725-30.. ... Infection, Genetics and Evolution. May 2008, 8 (3): 267-85 [2017-06-29]. PMID 18295550. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2008.01.002. (原始内容 ... Struck C. Infection strategies of plant parasitic fungi. (编) Cooke BM, Jones DG, Kaye B. The Epidemiology of Plant Diseases. ...
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Therefore, it seems that infection with B. hominis rarely gives rise to clinical symptoms. In no instance was invasion of host ... Abstract The incidence of Blastocystis hominis in a healthy population was determined by fecal examination of 6,422 Japanese ... Epidemiologic Survey of Blastocystis hominis Infection in Japan * Authors: Noriyuki Horiki, Masataka Maruyama, Yoshiyuki Fujita ... Therefore, it seems that infection with B. hominis rarely gives rise to clinical symptoms. In no instance was invasion of host ...
This study was carried out to determine the prevalence and the association of Blastocystis infection with the socio-economic ... Blastocystis infection has a worldwide distribution especially among the disadvantaged population and immunocompromised ... were the significant predictors of Blastocystis infection. In conclusion, Blastocystis is prevalent among rural children and ... Drinking water is a significant predictor of Blastocystis infection among rural Malaysian primary schoolchildren Parasitology. ...
If you have a Blastocystis hominis infection or another gastrointestinal infection, good personal hygiene will help keep you ... You may be able to prevent blastocystis or other gastrointestinal infection by taking a number of precautions while traveling ... Experts do know that the incidence of infection associated with Blastocystis hominis increases in places with inadequate ... Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) is a microscopic parasite sometimes found in the stools of healthy people as well as in the ...
"Blastocystis Infections" by people in this website by year, and whether "Blastocystis Infections" was a major or minor topic of ... Infections with organisms of the genus BLASTOCYSTIS. The species B. hominis is responsible for most infections. Parasitologic ... "Blastocystis Infections" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicines controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical ... Below are the most recent publications written about "Blastocystis Infections" by people in Profiles. ...
Infection with Blastocystis in humans has been associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, skin rash, and ... The availability of better diagnostic techniques and treatments for Blastocystis infection may be of value in understanding ... and chronic symptomatic infection. The variation in accounts has lead to disagreements concerning the role of Blastocystis in ... along with the potential role of Blastocystis infection in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Findings are discussed concerning ...
Giardia intestinalis and Blastocystis spp. are two common zoonotic intestinal parasites responsible for the majority of ... The present study detects a high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection; in particular, Giardia-Blastocystis co-infection ... Blastocystis spp. and Giardia intestinalis co-infection profile in children suffering from acute diarrhea. Zeitschrift:. ... The study was planned to determine the impact role of both Giardia and Blastocystis co-infection in children up to 12 years old ...
... risk factors for infection and subtype distribution of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis sp. from a large-scale multi-center ... Blastocystis sp Intestinal parasite Molecular epidemiology PCR Subtyping Risk factors for infection ... Additional file 3: of Prevalence, risk factors for infection and subtype distribution of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis ... and digestive symptoms in the 143 French patients infected with Blastocystis sp. (DOCX 23 kb) ...
infection was found in our French patient population. Seasonal impact on the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. was highlighted and ... Among symptomatic patients, Blastocystis sp. infection was significantly associated with abdominal pain. Gender, socioeconomic ... The prevalence of Blastocystis sp. was not significantly higher in patients with digestive symptoms or diagnosed with chronic ... and to identify risk factors for infection. Stool samples from 788 patients were collected either in summer or winter in 11 ...
In vitro encystment and experimental infections of Blastocystis hominis. Authors: Suresh, K.. Ng, G.C.. Ramachandran, N.P.. Ho ... In vitro encystment and experimental infections of Blastocystis hominis. Parasitology Research 79 (6) : 456-460. [email protected] ... Cultures of Blastocystis hominis were induced to encyst using three encystation media: (a) an encystation medium (EM) ... juvenile Wistar rats infected with 10000 cyst-like stages of both C and MS isolates showed Blastocystis at day 2 post-infection ...
Blastocystis spp. infection, frequently asked questions, biology and publications. ... Blastocystis is a common microscopic organism that inhabits the intestine and is found throughout the world. A full ... understanding of the biology of Blastocystis and its relationship to other organisms is not clear, but is an active area of ...
Frequently asked questions about Blastocystis spp. and Blastocystis spp. infection. ... How can I prevent infection with Blastocystis?. *Wash your hands with soap and warm water after using the toilet, changing ... What are the symptoms of infection with Blastocystis?. Watery or loose stools, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anal itching, weight ... Is Blastocystis spp. the cause of my symptoms?. The role of Blastocystis in causing disease is controversial among experts. ...
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  • Additional file 3: of Prevalence, risk factors for infection and subtype distribution of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis sp. (figshare.com)
  • Polymerase chain reaction testing from stools or culture is useful for determining Blastocystis subtype information. (springer.com)
  • Domínguez-Márquez MV, Guna R, Muñoz C, Borrás R. High prevalence of subtype 4 among isolates of Blastocystis hominis from symptomatic patients of a health district of Valencia (Spain). (springer.com)
  • subtype 6 was found at a high prevalence in the human workers, in comparison with the more commonly found Blastocystis sp. (bhomcenter.org)
  • subtype 3 in other populations, demonstrating the zoonotic potential of Blastocystis transmission to agricultural workers. (bhomcenter.org)
  • This study investigates interactions between pathogenic human isolates belonging to Blastocystis subtype 7 (ST7) and bacterial representatives of the gut microbiota. (biomedcentral.com)
  • subtype 1 infection in schoolchildren of a rural community in central Thailand. (aaem.pl)
  • Development and application of a Blastocystis subtype-specific PCR assay reveals that mixed-subtype infections are common in a healthy human population. (aaem.pl)
  • High prevalence of subtype 4 among isolates of Blastocystis hominis from symptomatic patients of a health district of Valencia (Spain). (nih.gov)
  • Subtype analysis of Blastocystis isolates from symptomatic patients in Egypt. (nih.gov)
  • A total of 64 stool samples positive for Blastocystis in Pavlova's medium were subtyped by PCR and sequenced using primers targeting the small subunit rRNA gene, in addition to phylogenetic analysis and subtype-specific PCR using sequence-tagged-site (STS) primers. (biomedcentral.com)
  • AbdelHameed DM, Hassanin OM (2011) Proteases activity of Blastocystis hominis subtype 3 in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. (springer.com)
  • Conclusions: The high rate of Blastocystis subtype persistence found during travel indicates that long-term carriage of Blastocystis is common. (diva-portal.org)
  • subtype (ST) isolated from stool of IBS patients and to assess Blastocystis sp. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis (B. hominis) is a microscopic parasite sometimes found in the stools of healthy people as well as in the stool of those who have diarrhea , abdominal pain or other gastrointestinal problems. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Some people who have this parasite have diarrhea and other symptoms, which some experts believe is caused by an infection with B. hominis. (bhealthblog.com)
  • That's because when your body is infected with a parasite, your immune system tries to fight the infection, which leaves antibodies or parasite antigens or both in your system. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Although Blastocystis is commonly referred to as a protozoal parasite, small subunit (SSU) rRNA analysis has placed Blastocystis in the phylum Stramenopile, along with other organisms such as diatoms, brown algae, slime nets, and water moulds [ 2 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis infection is an infection caused by a microscopic parasite known as B. hominis, which is commonly found in human stools. (naturalcurefor.com)
  • Blastocystis is a microscopic parasite that can live in your digestive tract. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Blastocystis is an enteric protistan parasite of uncertain clinical relevance. (springer.com)
  • Recent studies indicate that the parasite is a species complex and humans are potentially hosts to nine Blastocystis subtypes, most of which are zoonotic. (springer.com)
  • Stensvold CR, Arendrup MC, Nielsen HV, Molbak K. Blastocystis -an enigmatic parasite [in Danish]. (springer.com)
  • Ova and parasite stool examination revealed Blastocystis sp. (touro.edu)
  • Blastocystis hominis was the most frequently detected parasite with the prevalence of 18.5%, followed by Giardia lamblia (10.9%), Entamoeba coli (2.8%), Dientamoeba fragilis (0.8%), Iodamoeba buetschlii (0.8%), Chilomastix mesnili (0.5%), Cryptosporidium spp. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • This study suggests that certain isolates of Blastocystis exert their pathogenic effects through disruption of the gut microbiota and provides a counterpoint to the increasing reports indicating the commensal nature of this ubiquitous parasite. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis is a protozoal, single-celled parasite that inhabits the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • I tested positive last autumn with a blastocystis hominis parasite infection. (projectavalon.net)
  • Blastocystis is a single-celled intestinal parasite commonly found in humans and a broad range of animals all over the world. (springermedizin.de)
  • Several new species have been differentiated from B. hominis, but without a major confirmation by using molecular analysis, B. hominis defines the parasite isolated from humans and Blastocystis sp. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Blastocystis is a cosmopolitan protist parasite found in the human gastrointestinal tract and is highly prevalent in developing countries. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Diagnostic limitations, extensive genetic diversity, poor understanding of the host-parasite relationship, and the lack of an experimental model represent major bottlenecks in elucidating the clinical significance and pathogenesis of Blastocystis . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Hello, to anyone who is looking for a parasite treatment for Blastocystis Hominis, try looking up the website badbugs org, or the website for the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Sydney Australia. (medhelp.org)
  • Blastocystis hominis (B.hominis) is the most common unicellular protozoan parasite that is found in the human gastrointestinal tract (Windsor et al. (ukessays.com)
  • The one-celled parasite that causes cyclospora infection can enter your body when you ingest contaminated food or water. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Some people infected with the microscopic parasite that causes cyclospora infection develop no signs or symptoms. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A one-celled parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis, causes cyclospora infection. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Blastocystis is an unusual enteric protozoan parasite of humans and many animals whose pathogenic potential is still controversial. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Blastocystis, an unrecognized parasite: an overview of pathogenesis and diagnosis. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Prior studies at Osaka Zoo in Japan, Malaysia's Zoo Negara, Spain's Pena Escrita, and zoos in the United Kingdom and Denmark also reported infections with the parasite, some of which were found in birds. (abc.net.au)
  • While it is difficult to determine exactly how the parasite is spreading, project leader Unaiza Parkar says, " Blastocystis can be transmitted directly - contact with infected stool - or indirectly - consumption of contaminated food and/or water. (abc.net.au)
  • Oncogenic potential of Blastocystis species have been predicted on reporting the enhanced proliferation of human colorectal cancer cells by the parasite solubilized antigen in vitro, and the enhanced drug-induced carcinogenesis by infection in vivo. (springer.com)
  • Note that this treatment is only for multi-drug resistant parasite infections - specifically Dientamoeba fragilis and Blastocystis hominis. (curezone.org)
  • They treat patients at the centre with different protocols depending on the parasite infections and treatments already prescribed. (curezone.org)
  • Although Blastocystis is one of the most common enteric parasites, there is still much controversy surrounding the pathogenicity and potential treatment options for this parasite. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Due to the lack of knowledge about this parasite, there is still controversy about whether to treat infections as they may just be opportunistic colonisation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The OSU project studies human isolates of the parasite with the help of a select group of physicians who work with Blastocystis patients. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Dear Stephen, Maybe you have some insight in what I could take for the parasite (orotoze, amoebe, encysted) blastocystis homininis? (buhnerhealinglyme.com)
  • At least one type of intestinal parasites was harbored in 72% of the studied children, single infection constituted 37.6% while, 34.4% were polyparasitized children. (springermedizin.de)
  • The predominant parasites involved were Blastocystis spp. (springermedizin.de)
  • Co-infection between both parasites was recorded in 20% of cases. (springermedizin.de)
  • in particular, Giardia - Blastocystis co-infection in diarrheic young children (up to 12 years) in Beni-Suef Governorate, Egypt and recommends further subtypes identification of both parasites. (springermedizin.de)
  • Presence of other enteric parasites (protozoans and helminths) and digestive symptoms in the 143 French patients infected with Blastocystis sp. (figshare.com)
  • Parasites - Blastocystis spp. (cdc.gov)
  • If you have any questions about the parasites described above or think that you may have a parasitic infection, consult a health care provider. (cdc.gov)
  • This study investigated whether intestinal parasites can emerge as opportunistic infections in breast and colorectal cancer patients (n=46 and n=15, respectively) undergoing chemotherapy treatment. (um.edu.my)
  • In recent times, some common "non-pathogenic" parasites, such as Blastocystis and Dientamoeba fragilis, have been associated to the aetiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), while host pro-inflammatory cytokine gene polymorphisms might have a role in the pathophysiology of the disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Many infections that were once prevalent in rural New Zealand have now been eliminated, e.g. hydatid parasites and brucellosis. (bpac.org.nz)
  • Generally, the infection rate of Blastocystis parasites was 5.2%, and was considerably higher in the age group of 10-14 years (10.6%) than in other age groups (p=0.005). (bvsalud.org)
  • No cases of infection with helminth parasites were found. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Blastocystis is an atypical stramenopile, cosmopolitan in distribution with wide host range, and it is one of the most frequently encountered parasites in human fecal samples in the developing countries. (tropicalparasitology.org)
  • Relatively little is known about Blastocystis hominis compared to = most parasites and not everyone agrees on all points. (bio.net)
  • Flagyl is the drug used to treat this and other intestinal parasites and = some bacterial infections too. (bio.net)
  • Duda A, Kosik-Bogacka D, Lanocha N, Szymanski S (2014) Blastocystis hominis -parasites or commensals? (springermedizin.de)
  • A large number of Primary Care consultations are for chronic abdominal pain and heavy digestion, which can be related to infection with Helicobacter pylori and/or parasites in some patients (1,2). (isciii.es)
  • Blastocystis hominis is one of the most common protozoan parasites of the human intestinal tract (Windsor et al.2002). (scielo.org.pe)
  • However, renewed interest in the consequences of early infection with worms from the perspective of immune modulation, co-infections and the development of allergy further enhances the relevance of these parasites. (stanford.edu)
  • Blastocystis is one of the most common fecal parasites in Brazil, but the diversity of subtypes remains unknown in the country. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The International Agency on Research of Cancer (IARC) has estimated that 16% of cancer worldwide is caused by infection, including parasites. (ukessays.com)
  • Although infections with both parasites are recorded in Egypt, few data are available on the distribution of Cryptosporidium species and G. duodenalis genotypes. (springer.com)
  • To avoid parasites and other intestinal infections, I also suggest avoiding all raw food in restaurants. (drlwilson.com)
  • Blastocystis is just one of several gastrointestinal parasites and other bugs that scientists are monitoring. (abc.net.au)
  • Diagnosis of infection is generally made by demonstrating the vacuolar form in the direct microscopic examination of the stool with presence of more than five parasites in a microscope field at X40 magnification accepted as pathogenic [ 5 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • More often than not, the missed causes are viruses, bacteria, spirochetes (tick borne illness) parasites and or fungal infections. (holisticcharlotte.com)
  • Blog: CURED of PARASITES: Blastocystis hominis & Dientamoeba fragilis. (curezone.org)
  • To this end I like to use formulations of essential oils whose properties chemically can contribute to the elimination of protozoan parasites especially Blastocystis hominis. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • There are three categories of parasites (nosocomial parasitic infections): ectoparasites, enteric parasites, tissue and blood parasites. (isid.org)
  • Children, post-transplant patients, and patients infected with HIV are especially at risk for severe infection from parasites. (isid.org)
  • Also, to estimate the general prevalence rates and risk factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections. (springermedizin.de)
  • Chemotherapy can cause immunosuppression, which may trigger latent intestinal parasitic infections in stools to emerge. (um.edu.my)
  • Nowadays, parasitic infections are a major health problem throughout the world, particularly in the developing countries. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Considering the high susceptibility of children against parasitic infections, the current study aimed to determine the prevalence and associated risk factors of intestinal parasitic infections among children less than 10 years old in urban and rural areas of Hamadan district. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Therefore it is necessary to promote the public health awareness in the rural population, in order to reduce the frequency of parasitic infections. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Currently, in spite of hygiene and technology development, parasitic infections are one of the most common and important hygiene problems worldwide, particularly in the developing countries because of uncontrolled growth of population, weather variety, low level of knowledge, and poor nutrition ( 1 ). (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Though parasitic infections and infestations occur mainly in subtropical and tropical areas, they are increasingly imported into other areas, where the pathologist must be able to recognize them. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • The atlas should be useful as a bench manual for the practising pathologists to keep by the microscope, as well as for physicians, surgeons, dermatologists and pathologists in training, and all those who are concerned with parasitic infections. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • In this sense, GIT of HIV + patients is a target for parasitic infections by Cryptosporidium parvum , Isospora belli , Blastocystis spp. (hindawi.com)
  • We present the results of the first stage of the Program for the Control of Intestinal Parasitosis and Nutrition, analyzing the frequency of anemia and its relation with intestinal parasitic infections and socio-cultural and environmental factors present in school children from a semirural community of Argentina. (longwoods.com)
  • No statistical differences were found when relating parasitic infections, social/cultural variables and housing characteristic with anemia, probably of nutritional origin. (longwoods.com)
  • This study reveals the coexistence of anemia and parasitic infections in apparently healthy children who were unnoticed by the conventional public health system. (longwoods.com)
  • Disparities in parasitic infections, perceived ill health and acc. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • We investigated disparities in parasitic infections, perceived ill health and access to formal health services among more than 4000 schoolchildren from 57 primary schools in a rural area of western Côte d'Ivoire, as measured by their socioeconomic status. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • These can be yeast or other fungal infections, bacterial or viral infections, or perhaps parasitic infections. (drlwilson.com)
  • Intestinal parasitic infections in Iranian preschool and school children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Nosocomial parasitic infections are infrequently reported in developed countries which can result in underdiagnosis and unwanted delay of installment of proper preventive measures. (isid.org)
  • In this group, parasitic nosocomial outbreaks probably are more common, but detection is hampered due to the high prevalence of parasitic infections and the limited financial resources. (isid.org)
  • Blastocystosis is common, and anyone can get the infection. (bhealthblog.com)
  • A study published by two physicians in California in 1988 reported symptoms of blastocystosis could usually be attributed to another cause and suggested that Blastocystis was non-pathogenic [ 5 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Infection with Blastocystis is called blastocystosis. (cdc.gov)
  • A blastocystis infection is called blastocystosis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Blastocystosis refers to a medical condition caused by infection with Blastocystis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Infection with Blastocystis hominis is called blastocystosis (BLASS-toe-SIS-toe-sis. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Blastocystis is now by far the most prevalent mono-infection in symptomatic patients in the United States [ 14 ] and was found 28.5 times more often than Giardia lamblia as a mono-infection in symptomatic patients in a 2000 study [ 14 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Giardia intestinalis and Blastocystis spp. (springermedizin.de)
  • The study was planned to determine the impact role of both Giardia and Blastocystis co-infection in children up to 12 years old with acute diarrhea in Beni-Suef, Egypt. (springermedizin.de)
  • Two risk factors were significantly associated with higher risk of Giardia - Blastocystis co-infection including age category (5-7 years) and family size (≥ 6 members) by univariate analysis ( P = 0.004, 0.009 respectively) and also by the multivariate model (OR = 0.526, 0.336). (springermedizin.de)
  • Al-Mekhlafi HM, Al-Maktari MT, Jani R, Ahmed A, Anuar TS, Moktar N et al (2013) Burden of Giardia duodenalis infection and its adverse effects on growth of schoolchildren in rural Malaysia. (springermedizin.de)
  • Arribas JM, Fernández GH, Escalera GI, Pardilla AI, Martín TA, González De La Rosa JB (2001) Acute infectious lymphocytosis associated to Giardia lamblia and Blastocystis hominis coinfection. (springermedizin.de)
  • Sedighi I, Asadi M, Olfat M, Maghsood A H. Prevalence and Risk Factors of Giardia lamblia and Blastocystis hominis Infections in Children Under Ten Years Old, Hamadan, Iran, Avicenna J Clin Microb Infec. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • The results of the study showed a high prevalence of Giardia lamblia and Blastocystis hominis in rural areas compared to urban regions. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Giardia and other protozoan infections: Dientamoeba fragilis and Blastocystis hominis the real culprint? (cpnhelp.org)
  • It is indicated for the treatment of infection by Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia in immunocompetent individuals and has been repurposed for the treatment of influenza. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nitazoxanide is an effective first-line treatment for infection by Blastocystis species and is indicated for the treatment of infection by Cryptosporidium parvum or Giardia lamblia in immunocompetent adults and children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Records from the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Corvallis, diagnostic laboratory show 40 cases of Blastocystis in 2006 vs. 10 for Giardia lamblia , a usual cause of gastrointestinal symptoms. (oregonstate.edu)
  • You may be able to prevent blastocystis or other gastrointestinal infection by taking a number of precautions while traveling in high-risk countries. (bhealthblog.com)
  • The availability of better diagnostic techniques and treatments for Blastocystis infection may be of value in understanding chronic gastrointestinal illness of unknown etiology. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Abdominal pain was the only gastrointestinal manifestation associated with the co-infection using the univariate analysis ( P = 0.0427). (springermedizin.de)
  • Some people experiencing diarrhea, abdominal pain or other gastrointestinal problems have blastocystis organisms in their stool. (mayoclinic.org)
  • 3] Accumulating epidemiological data suggests that Blastocystis is associated with various gastrointestinal complications including colorectal cancer (CRC). (tropicalparasitology.org)
  • The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and the central nervous system (CNS) are the main targets of opportunistic infections in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) [ 1 - 4 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • 2002). The gastrointestinal symptoms that are associated with B. hominis infection include diarrhea, vomiting, anorexia, flatulence, abdominal discomfort and other associated non-specific symptoms. (ukessays.com)
  • A cross-sectional study was carried out involving 156 HIV-positive patients to evaluate the prevalence of Blastocystis -subtypes by molecular amplification and sequencing the small subunit rRNA gene (SSU rDNA), to identify the risk factors for its transmission, to examine the relationship between the presence of the protist and gastrointestinal disorders. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Another case showed the presence of Blastocystis ST2 in a severe case of gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic urticaria in the absence of any other infectious agent. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis infection may therefore encourage other types of pathogens to have greater access to gastrointestinal tissues. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • Cytologic diagnosis of Blastocystis hominis in peritoneal fluid: a case report. (springer.com)
  • 1] Blastocystis is highly polymorphic, complicating morphological diagnosis. (tropicalparasitology.org)
  • The use of different approaches may give false positives during diagnosis and the possibility of missed infections. (aaem.pl)
  • Early diagnosis of parasitic diseases, especially of the opportunistic infections, is gaining importance daily and pathologists now have the chance to make rapid diagnoses of these disorders by examining tissues and body fluids. (whsmith.co.uk)
  • Elghareeb AS, Younis MS, El Fakahany AF, Nagaty IM, Nagib MM (2015) Laboratory diagnosis of Blastocystis spp. (springermedizin.de)
  • AbouGamra MM, Elwakil HS, El Deeb HK, Khalifa KE, Abdel-Hafiz HE (2011) The potential use of 29 kDa protein as a marker of pathogenicity and diagnosis of symptomatic infections with Blastocystis hominis. (springer.com)
  • Microscopy of a permanent stain is the gold standard for the diagnosis of Blastocystis in most clinical laboratories. (biomedcentral.com)
  • After 6 weeks of treatment, there was a complete disappearance of Entamoeba hartmanni in 4 cases and Blastocystis hominis in 8 cases. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Some infected samples (70/486) showed double or triple infections and G. lamblia was combined with Hymenolepis nana, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica and Iodamoeba buetschlii. (who.int)
  • Certains échantillons infectés (70/486) présentaient une double ou une triple infection et G. lamblia était associé à Hymenolepis nana, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica et Iodamoeba buetschlii. (who.int)
  • Recent research has identified multiple genetically diverse sub-types of Blastocystis which can infect humans,3 and suggested only a specific sub-group is responsible for the disease.4 5 This model would be consistent with research suggesting a phylogenetic link between Blastocystis and Entamoeba .8 If Blastocystis follows Entamoeba's pattern, some subtypes would be harmless while others would cause mild to severe, possibly disabling infection. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Recently, many studies have been done to determine the pathogenic potential of different Blastocystis subtypes in human hosts by genotypic analysis as well as molecular characterization of B. hominis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals (Dominguez-Márquez et al. (ukessays.com)
  • The species B. hominis is responsible for most infections. (umassmed.edu)
  • A better understanding of the number of species of Blastocystis that can infect humans, along with realization of the limitations of the existing clinical laboratory diagnostic techniques may account for much of the disagreement. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis in humans was once identified as a single species, Blastocystis hominis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The scientific name used now is Blastocystis spp, an abbreviation that means "multiple species. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Currently, based on ribosomal lineages, different species of Blastocystis are designated as various subtypes (STs). (tropicalparasitology.org)
  • Some researchers believe the debate has been resolved by finding of multiple species of Blastocystis that can infect humans, with some causing symptoms and others being harmless (see Genetics and Symptoms). (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of researchers have investigated the possibility that some species of Blastocystis are more virulent than others. (wikipedia.org)
  • The studies that followed generally found that no specific "pathogenic" or nonpathogenic species of Blastocystis exists. (wikipedia.org)
  • For many years, scientists believed one species of Blastocystis infected humans, while different species of Blastocystis infected other animals. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • So they called Blastocystis from humans Blastocystis hominis and gave different species names to Blastocystis from other animals, for example Blastocystis ratti from rats. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • There is no single species of Blastocystis that infects humans. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • In fact, 9 distinct species of Blastocystis (as defined by genetic differences) can infect humans, including those previously called Blastocystis ratti. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Their proposal is to refer to Blastocystis from humans and animals as Blastocystis nn, where nn is a number from 1 to 9 assigned to each species group, according to the genetic identify of the Blastocystis organism, rather than the host that was infected by it. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Until recently, it was accepted that only one Blastocystis species ( Blastocystis hominis ) infected human beings. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The possibility that disagreement was caused by the emergence of particular pathogenic variants of Blastocystis is discussed, along with the potential role of Blastocystis infection in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis infection is associated with irritable bowel syndrome in a Mexican patient population. (cdc.gov)
  • We describe the chronic nature of some infections and show the role of Blastocystis in immunocompromised patients and the relationship between irritable bowel syndrome and Blastocystis infection. (biomedcentral.com)
  • There is a strong association and probable causation with Blastocystis hominis and irritable bowel syndrome. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • Predominance of amoeboid forms of Blastocystis hominis in isolates from symptomatic patients. (oregonstate.edu)
  • However, Blastocystis hominis often appears with other organisms that may be the actual cause of the signs and symptoms commonly associated with blastocystis infection. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Infections with organisms of the genus BLASTOCYSTIS. (umassmed.edu)
  • A full understanding of the biology of Blastocystis and its relationship to other organisms is not clear, but is an active area of research. (cdc.gov)
  • Most commonly, however, blastocystis organisms simply live in a person's digestive tract without causing harm. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Disease may be caused by other organisms that coexist with Blastocystis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Symptoms may be caused by infection with other parasitic organisms, bacteria , or viruses . (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Often, Blastocystis is found along with other such organisms that are more likely to be the cause of symptoms. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis organisms have been found to consume arginine the key protein in the manufacture of nitric oxide thus lowering the level of nitric oxide. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • Because several STs are shared between humans and animals it has been proposed that a proportion of human infections may result from zoonotic transmission. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Cultures of Blastocystis hominis were induced to encyst using three encystation media: (a) an encystation medium (EM) comprising yeast extract in buffered saline containing 50% horse serum, (b) an encystation medium (CEM) comprising EM conditioned with bacterial soluble products and (c) an encystation medium (TEM) containing 0.5% trypticase in EM. (nus.edu.sg)
  • Treatment recommendations for bacterial vaginosis in HIV-infected women are the same as those for women without HIV infection. (drugs.com)
  • High LDL might indicate a bacterial infection. (cpnhelp.org)
  • Accordingly, a positive correlation between high bacterial richness and the presence of Blastocystis has been reported [ 17 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This is associated with infections, in general, particularly fungal and some bacterial infections. (drlwilson.com)
  • We aimed at assessing the impact of travel on Blastocystis carriage and seek associations between Blastocystis and the bacterial microbiota. (diva-portal.org)
  • All ten individuals with a typable ST before and after travel maintained their initial ST. The composition of the gut bacterial community was not significantly different between Blastocystis-carriers and non-carriers. (diva-portal.org)
  • Interestingly, the presence of Blastocystis was accompanied with higher abundances of the bacterial genera Sporolactobacillus and Candidatus Carsonella. (diva-portal.org)
  • Blastocystis carriage was positively associated with high bacterial genus richness, and negatively correlated to the Bacteroides-driven enterotype. (diva-portal.org)
  • The associations between Blastocystis and the bacterial microbiota found in this study could imply a link between Blastocystis and a healthy microbiota as well as with diets high in vegetables. (diva-portal.org)
  • However, the presence of Blastocystis correlated with bacterial alpha diversity and increased abundance of specific taxa, including Sporobacter , Cellulosibacter , Oscillibacter , and Roseburia . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Flagyl ER is used for treating certain bacterial infections of the vagina (bacterial vaginosis). (falconervineyards.com)
  • Blastocystis is a prevalent enteric protozoan that infects a variety of vertebrates. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Findings are discussed concerning the role of protease-activated receptor-2 in enteric disease which may account for the presence of abdominal pain and diffuse symptoms in Blastocystis infection, even in the absence of fever and endoscopic findings. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis is a prevalent enteric protist that infects a variety of vertebrates. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis was more frequently detected in homosexual subjects ( p = 0.037) infected by other enteric protozoa ( p = 0.0001) and with flatulence ( p = 0.024). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Therefore, it seems that infection with B. hominis rarely gives rise to clinical symptoms. (ajtmh.org)
  • Many people who carry Blastocystis hominis have no signs or symptoms. (bhealthblog.com)
  • So experts aren't sure whether Blastocystis hominis causes disease or merely serves as an indicator of other agents that might cause diarrheal symptoms. (bhealthblog.com)
  • It's also possible that some people may be carriers of B. hominis and don't exhibit any signs or symptoms of infection, while other people are more susceptible to infection. (bhealthblog.com)
  • Although there are no blood tests that can detect Blastocystis hominis, your doctor may order blood tests to look for other causes of your signs and symptoms. (bhealthblog.com)
  • And, because the symptoms you're having might be unrelated to blastocystis, it's also possible that any improvement may be due to the medication's effect on another organism. (bhealthblog.com)
  • A debate followed in 1990 between the Californian physicians and others in which some noted a lack of historical study identifying Blastocystis as pathogenic, and suggested that resolution of symptoms in patients following antiprotozoal therapy was due to the treatment of an undetected pathogen [ 9 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • What are the symptoms of infection with Blastocystis ? (cdc.gov)
  • Some types of Blastocystis may be more likely to be associated with symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Finding Blastocystis in stool samples should be followed up with a careful search for other possible causes of your symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • In fact, many people have Blastocystis in their intestine, some without ever having symptoms. (cdc.gov)
  • Even if the patient does become symptomatic, the symptoms of the infection usually clear up on their own. (naturalcurefor.com)
  • These infections can cause a wide range of clinical symptoms such as acute watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dehydration, fever, nausea, and vomiting, which are more common among children and may cause failure to thrive ( 2 ). (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Researchers have published conflicting reports concerning whether Blastocystis causes symptoms in humans, with one of the earliest reports in 1916. (wikipedia.org)
  • A follow-up study found a significant correlation between infection and symptoms, and identified the most likely cause as contaminated water. (wikipedia.org)
  • In any event, the most it is thought = to cause is diarrhea, although from time to time other symptoms are = also attributed to Blastocystis infection. (bio.net)
  • Although many symptomatic cases, without any other detected causative agent, have been reported in many countries, Blastocystis infections are very common in many healthy people without any symptoms. (scielo.org.pe)
  • In each of them another explanation for their symptoms was found and there was no relationship between the patient's symptoms, treatment for Blastocystis, and the clearing of the organism from the stool samples. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Many people have Blastocystis without ever having symptoms, and Blastocystis can remain in the intestines for weeks, months, or years. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Some doctors believe that Blastocystis on its own, in the average healthy person, may produce no symptoms at all. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • However, in a person with weakened digestion or weakened immune response, Blastocystis can produce a host of symptoms which appear to come and go and are very unpredictable. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • The most common symptoms associated with Blastocystis infection include diarrhoea, abdominal pain and vomiting. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The amoeboid forms of Blastocystis ST3 were found in a case of acute urticaria and the authors suggested that cutaneous symptoms may be caused by disruptions to the immune homeostasis as the host produces an inflammatory response against the amoeboid forms [ 21 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis has also been found in people with no symptoms at all. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • 2. Investigate the mechanisms by which Blastocystis infects the host and causes symptoms. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Pathogenicity of Blastocystis hominis , a clinical reevaluation. (springer.com)
  • This review summarizes some of the recent progress and improvements in Blastocystis research on genetic diversity, taxonomy, molecular epidemiology, pathogenicity and subtyping methods. (aaem.pl)
  • Blastocystis was first described 100 years ago but surprisingly little is still known about the pathogenicity, genetic diversity, host range and treatment. (biomedcentral.com)
  • There is still much debate about the pathogenicity of Blastocystis in humans. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In the United States, a 1987 survey by the Center for Disease Control showed the frequency of occurrence of Blastocystis in US clinical lab samples to be a relatively low 2.6% [ 4 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Current Views on the Clinical Relevance of Blastocystis spp. (springer.com)
  • although current studies seem to support this idea, evidence suggests other factors also contribute to the clinical outcome of the infection. (springer.com)
  • New insights on classification, identification, and clinical relevance of Blastocystis spp. (springer.com)
  • Clinical picture in newborns and children varies from an asymptomatic infection to an acute infection or a chronic disease with sudden attack of watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, malabsorption and weight loss. (ajcmicrob.com)
  • Romark Laboratories has announced encouraging results from international Phase I and II clinical trials evaluating a controlled release version of nitazoxanide in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although commonly detected in humans, microorganisms identified as Blastocystis have also been isolated from a wide range of animals, such as primates, pigs, cattle, birds, amphibians and, less frequently , rodents and insects. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Notwithstanding it is commonly accepted that Blastocystis is a non-invasive organism, its vacuolar form is able to colonize the lamina propria, the submucosa and even the muscle layers leading to inflammation and active colitis in experimentally infected mice [ 18 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The two most commonly Blastocystis subtypes (STs) found were ST3 and ST4, accounting for 20 of the 31 samples positive for Blastocystis. (diva-portal.org)
  • Does Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV-Associated Opportunistic Infections Select for Resistant Pathogens in Kenyan Adults? (ajtmh.org)
  • Pathogens can pass into milk directly via an infection in the animal, e.g. mastitis in the udder, or indirectly from the farm environment during the milking process, e.g. faecal contamination. (bpac.org.nz)
  • T. co-infections of T. whipplei with other pathogens. (cdc.gov)
  • Blastocystis is a microscopic single-cell organism (protozoan) that lives in the digestive tract. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Blastocystis is a microscopic single-celled organism (protozoan). (mayoclinic.org)
  • Blastocystis hominis is a very common large intestinal protozoan with global prevalence in humans and non-human hosts. (bvsalud.org)
  • Blastocystis is a protozoan microorganism which may or may not cause disease in people. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis is reported to be the most frequently found protozoan in stool samples. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis is the most common intestinal protozoan infecting humans in the United States, but it is probably the least understood. (oregonstate.edu)
  • In general, patients with blastocystis hominis in their stool rarely need treatment. (naturalcurefor.com)
  • Identification of Blastocystis hominis isolates from asymptomatic and symptomatic patients by PCR. (springer.com)
  • Infections of Blastocystis hominis and microsporidia in cancer patients: are they opportunistic? (um.edu.my)
  • Patients had Blastocystis hominis and microsporidia infections that were only present during the intermediate chemotherapy cycles. (um.edu.my)
  • Therefore, Blastocystis subtypes (ST), D. fragilis and gene promoter single nucleotide polymorphisms of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in IBS patients and controls were studied. (cdc.gov)
  • In the final instalment of the rural series we present a round-up of infections that may be seen in patients living in, working in or visiting a rural environment. (bpac.org.nz)
  • Individually, most of these infections are rare, but the possibility of a rurally-acquired infection should be considered in symptomatic patients who have been exposed to this setting. (bpac.org.nz)
  • Results A total of 198 hospitalized patients were investigated, and the infection rate of B. hominis was 10.61% (21/198), and the infection rate of the females (12.10%) was higher than that of the males (8.11%), but the difference was not statistically significant. (bvsalud.org)
  • Five subgroups of Blastocystis hominis from symptomatic and asymptomatic patients revealed by restriction site analysis of PCR-amplified 16S-like rDNA. (nih.gov)
  • A study of IBS patients in the Middle East showed a "significantly increased" immune reaction in IBS patients to Blastocystis, even when the organism could not be identified in stool samples. (wikipedia.org)
  • S. boulardii showed reduction of relapses in some specific patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and may be effective for secondary prevention of C. difficile infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The aim of our study was to investigate the distribution of Blastocystis and Blastocystis subtypes (ST) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and control subjects. (springermedizin.de)
  • Blastocystis was observed in 9 (12.67%) and 35 (21.1%) IBD patients and healthy controls, respectively. (springermedizin.de)
  • This study showed a trend towards a lower prevalence of Blastocystis in IBD patients than in control subjects. (springermedizin.de)
  • An association with H. pylori infection has been reported in up to 60 % of patients with chronic abdominal pain (8), a higher proportion than the 22.3 % in the present series. (isciii.es)
  • Studies on the prevalence of Blastocystis in HIV-positive patients are limited and dated. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis is quite common in HIV-positive patients on ART showing in examined patients 25% prevalence. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis hominis infection was identified electron microscopically in six patients, all of whom had cryptosporidiosis additionally seen by light microscopy. (bmj.com)
  • Four of these six patients remained well for long periods, with only moderate diarrhoea, and follow up showed no evidence of blastocystis infection. (bmj.com)
  • Viral inclusions were only identified at electron microscopy in one of 10 patients with an opportunistic viral infection seen at light microscopy (cytomegalovirus n = 7, herpes simplex virus n = 3). (bmj.com)
  • There are many reports of single patients that show there was no other cause of sickness identified in patients, with Blastocystis being the only infection detected. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Many of the same cellular changes seen in IBS patients are also found with chronic infections with Blastocystis hominis. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • and H. pylori co-infection in IBS patients from Beni-Suef Governorate, Egypt. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • If you have diarrhea associated with Blastocystis hominis, it's likely to be self-limiting. (bhealthblog.com)
  • We report an unusual case of severe diarrhea related to Blastocystis sp. (touro.edu)
  • The patient had chronic diarrhea, and macroscopic examination of the stool showed that it was liquid in consistency with the copious amount of mucus, but no evidence of any helminthic infections. (tropicalparasitology.org)
  • Cyclospora infection (cyclosporiasis) causes watery, and sometimes explosive, diarrhea. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Because diarrhea can be caused by many things, it can be difficult to diagnose cyclospora infection unless a specialized stool test is done. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The prolonged diarrhea of untreated cyclospora infection can cause dehydration. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The most common symptom of Blastocystis infection is diarrhea and abdominal pain both of variable severity. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • Genetic analysis of Blastocystis hominis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic human hosts in Egypt. (nih.gov)
  • PCR fingerprinting of Blastocystis isolated from symptomatic and asymptomatic human hosts. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Secretory and humoral antibody responses to Blastocystis hominis in symptomatic and asymptomatic human infections. (oregonstate.edu)
  • Poulsen CS, Efunshile AM, Nelson JA, Stensvold CR (2016) Epidemiological aspects of Blastocystis colonization in children in Ilero, Nigeria. (springermedizin.de)
  • Acute urticaria associated with amoeboid forms of Blastocystis sp. (springer.com)
  • Conclusion A high prevalence of B. hominis infection is found in the inpatients in Jiangjin District, Chongqing City, the predominant genotypes are ST6 and ST3, and keeping pets may be one of the main risk factors. (bvsalud.org)
  • PCR-based molecular characterization of Blastocystis hominis subtypes in southwest of Iran. (nih.gov)
  • Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates in the Philippines by riboprinting. (nih.gov)
  • Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from birds by PCR with diagnostic primers and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene. (nih.gov)
  • To our knowledge, this study provided the first genetic characterization of Blastocystis subtypes in an urban area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Recent molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates suggested that there are 13 subtypes (ST1-ST13) which have been isolated from mammalian, reptilian, avian and amphibian hosts (U. Parkar et al. (ukessays.com)
  • However, there has been no research done on the association between B. hominis infection and colorectal cancer. (ukessays.com)
  • 2001). Thus, it is important for us to evaluate the immunomodulation, cytopathic and cellular cytokines responses as a result of B. hominis infection especially in colorectal carcinomas. (ukessays.com)
  • Blastocystis is a unicellular, anaerobic protist which lives in the intestinal tract of diverse animals, including humans. (aaem.pl)
  • The following reports have linked Blastocystis infection to inflammatory bowel disease: A study using riboprinting identified specific types of Blastocystis as associated with inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blastocystis hominis , Endolimax nana and Iodamoeba bütschlii ) were found with increasing socioeconomic status. (ingentaconnect.com)
  • A review of recent scientific literature indicates that the development of PCR assays is needed for molecular epidemiology and for mixed infections in health and disease cohorts, and also to help identify sources of Blastocystis transmission to humans, as well as to identify potential animal and environmental reservoirs. (aaem.pl)
  • From molecular epidemiology studies and traditional epidemiology results from family members and small communities, the fecal-oral route is considered the main transmission route for Blastocystis hominis infections in humans. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Blastocystis , however, is an obligately anaerobic and parasitic protist and is transmitted via the fecal-oral route [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The only symptom associated with Blastocystis was the flatulence, evidencing a link between the presence of the protist and the composition and stability of gut microbiota. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Blastocystis is a common microscopic organism that inhabits the intestine and is found throughout the world. (cdc.gov)
  • Blastocystis infection is generally more common among people who live in or travel to developing countries and among people who work with animals. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Blastocystis was more common in the IBS group (p = 0.043). (cdc.gov)
  • Blastocystis is a common gut eukaryote detected in humans and animals. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, the few microbiome studies on Blastocystis generally identified it as a common commensal in the human gut. (biomedcentral.com)
  • A 1990 study published in Military Medicine from Lackland AFB in Texas concluded symptomatic infection was more common in foreign nationals, children, and immunocompromised individuals. (wikipedia.org)
  • --- mark rosal Blastocystis infection is probably the most common parasitic = infection in the world. (bio.net)
  • For example, excessive candida albicans infection in the intestines is very common when copper is out of balance. (drlwilson.com)
  • While Blastocystis infection is common worldwide, it is observed more frequently in tropical climates and developing countries with a wide host population including mammals, birds, reptiles, and arthropods [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • As you will see below, research indicates the most common trigger of an autoimmune disease are infections. (holisticcharlotte.com)
  • Blastocystis is one of the most common intestinal protists of humans. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Chronic runny nose or recurrent sinus infections are common conditions we see. (townsendletter.com)
  • Similarly, among the eight established G. duodenalis genotypes (frequently referred as assemblages) identified using molecular tools, assemblages A and B are responsible for most human infections. (springer.com)
  • Stool samples were collected and examined for the presence of Blastocystis using direct smear microscopy after in vitro cultivation in Jones' medium. (nih.gov)
  • Stool samples collected from 125 children, within a period of 7 months, were examined using direct wet mount and trichrome stain in comparison to in vitro culture on Jones medium (for detecting Blastocystis spp. (springermedizin.de)
  • All stool samples were cultivated, and 550-bp fragments of the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene was amplified from Blastocystis -positive cultures. (springermedizin.de)
  • Genetic diversity revisions have led to the identification of 17 subtypes (STs) within the Blastocystis genus, and 9 (ST1 to ST9) have been reported in humans with varying prevalence. (aaem.pl)
  • Genetic diversity of Blastocystis in livestock and zoo animals. (aaem.pl)
  • Scanlan PD, Knight R, Song SJ, Ackermann G, Cotter PD (2016) Prevalence and genetic diversity of Blastocystis in family units living in the United States. (springermedizin.de)
  • A remarkable genetic diversity has been revealed among Blastocystis spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • No precise statistics exist regarding the geographical distribution of Blastocystis that would enable the identification of high-risk communities. (bvsalud.org)
  • Variable geographic distribution of Blastocystis subtypes and its potential implications. (aaem.pl)
  • This study aimed to determine the distribution of Blastocystis STs in an urban community in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Alfellani MA, Stensvold CR, Vidal-Lapiedra A, Onuoha ES, Fagbenro-Beyioku AF, Clark CG (2013) Variable geographic distribution of Blastocystis subtypes and its potential implications. (springer.com)
  • In vitro and animal studies shed new light on the pathobiology of Blastocystis . (springer.com)
  • In vitro assays demonstrate that Blastocystis -induced host responses are able to decrease Bifidobacterium counts. (biomedcentral.com)
  • 2. Leelayoova S, Taamasri P, Rangsin R, Naaglor T, Thathaisong U, Mungthin M. In-vitro Cultivation: A Sensitive Method for Detecting Blastocystis hominis . (oregonstate.edu)
  • In studies carried out by Johnson, Thanou, Boreham and Baverstock (1989), with the ribosomal RNA of this organism, they neither found similarity with Saccharomyces nor sporozoans, suggesting that Blastocystis is not related to those groups. (scielo.org.pe)
  • Blastocystis is a very peculiar organism in that it especially likes grains. (digitalnaturopath.com)
  • The overall infection rates of Cryptosporidium spp. (springer.com)
  • A total of 100 Blastocystis isolates by microscopy and culture methods were obtained. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Cassidy MF, Stenzel DJ, Boreham PFL (1994) Electron microscopy of surface structures of Blastocystis sp. (springer.com)
  • This study shows that particular isolates of Blastocystis ST7 cause changes in microbiota populations and potentially lead to an imbalance of the gut microbiota. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Polymerase chain reaction-based genotype classification among human Blastocystis hominis populations isolated from different countries. (nih.gov)
  • Almost two-thirds of zookeepers tested positive and up to 82% of certain animal populations were infected with Blastocystis . (abc.net.au)
  • Boreham PFL, Stenzel DJ (1993) Blastocystis in humans and animals: morphology, biology, and epizootiology. (springer.com)
  • Blastocystis may be transmitted through food or water or by contact with human or animal feces. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Humans contract Blastocystis infection by drinking water or eating food contaminated with feces from an infected human or animal. (wikipedia.org)
  • In conclusion, Blastocystis is prevalent among rural children and the important factors that determine the infection were the sources of drinking water and mothers' educational level. (nih.gov)
  • The microbial eukaryote Blastocystis is a prevalent and diverse member of the healthy human gut microbiota. (aaem.pl)
  • Distribution and phylogenetic analysis of Blastocystis sp. (springermedizin.de)
  • DNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of Brazilian Blastocystis isolates identified four different subtypes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In a study of farmed chickens and their human farm workers in Lebanon, researchers report that 54% of the farm workers, and 32% of the chickens were found to be infected with Blastocystis sp. (bhomcenter.org)
  • The primary subtypes found in chickens were Blastocystis sp. (bhomcenter.org)
  • 6] More than 10 Blastocystis were found per 10 oil immersion fields which indicated severe infection. (tropicalparasitology.org)
  • A 1986 study in the United States found that all individuals symptomatically infected with Blastocystis reported recent travel history to less developed countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the same study, all hospital employees working in New York who were screened for Blastocystis were found to have asymptomatic infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • No significant differences in calprotectin level was found between Blastocystis- carriers and free ones. (biomedcentral.com)
  • These days, the infection is found worldwide, and anyone who ingests contaminated food or water can get it. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Results: We found a prevalence of Blastocystis of 16/35 (46%) before travel and 15/35 (43%) after travel. (diva-portal.org)
  • Blastocystis has been found in a wide range of animals including mammals, birds and amphibians. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Snakes, iguanas, tortoises and wild frogs have also been found with Blastocystis hominis. (parawellnessresearch.com)
  • There have been rare reports of Blastocystis causing liver abscess and in the case of adenocarcinoma it was found within abdominal fluid in the peritoneal cavity. (parawellnessresearch.com)