Blastocystis in Health and Disease: Are We Moving from a Clinical to a Public Health Perspective?

@article{Andersen2016BlastocystisIH,
  title={Blastocystis in Health and Disease: Are We Moving from a Clinical to a Public Health Perspective?},
  author={Lee O'Brien Andersen and Christen Rune Stensvold},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={524-8}
}
Blastocystis is a genus of common single-celled intestinal parasitic protists with an unsettled role in human health and disease. Being a stable component of intestinal microbiota, once established, the Blastocystis parasite appears more common in healthy individuals than in patients with infectious, functional, or inflammatory bowel disease. Recent data suggest that the parasite is associated with certain gut microbiota profiles and health indices. Convincing data and tools differentiating… CONTINUE READING
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