Accession Number : ADA547528


Title :   Balantidiasis


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Neafie, Ronald C ; Andersen, Ellen M ; Klassen-Fischer, Mary K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a547528.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Balantidiasis is infection by Balantidium coli, the largest protozoan parasite and the only ciliate parasite known to infect humans. Malmsten first described the organism in 1857 in 2 patients with severe diarrhea; one of these infections was fatal. Synonyms Balantidiasis is also known as balantidiosis, balantidial dysentery, and ciliary dysentery.


Descriptors :   *CILIATA , *ESCHERICHIA COLI , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *PROTOZOA , BALANTIDIUM , CILIA , DIARRHEA , DYSENTERY , PARASITES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE