Blastocystis: unravelling potential risk factors and clinical significance of a common but neglected parasite

@article{Stensvold2009BlastocystisUP,
  title={Blastocystis: unravelling potential risk factors and clinical significance of a common but neglected parasite},
  author={Christen Rune Stensvold and H C Lewis and AM Hammerum and Lone Jannok Porsbo and S{\o}ren Saxmose Nielsen and K. E. P. Olsen and Maiken Cavling Arendrup and Henrik Vedel Nielsen and K{\aa}re M{\o}lbak},
  journal={Epidemiology and Infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={137},
  pages={1655 - 1663}
}
SUMMARY Two independent studies were conducted to describe symptoms and potential risk factors associated with Blastocystis infection. Isolates were subtyped by molecular analysis. In the NORMAT study (126 individuals randomly sampled from the general population) 24 (19%) were positive for Blastocystis. Blastocystis was associated with irritable bowel syndrome (P=0·04), contact with pigs (P<0·01) and poultry (P=0·03). In the Follow-up (FU) study (follow-up of 92 Blastocystis-positive patients… Expand
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