Blastocystis sp. infection in patients with gastrointestinal complaints: a Cuban study

  title={Blastocystis sp. infection in patients with gastrointestinal complaints: a Cuban study},
  author={Roberto Ca{\~n}ete and Pablo Rodr{\'i}guez Jim{\'e}nez and Kokou Marcel Sounouve and Katia Brito and Roland Jr. Valdes and M. E. Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology},
Objective: This study is aimed to determine the association between the presence of Blastocystis sp. and gastrointestinal complaints in adults. Method: A descriptive study was carried out from January to December 2011 at the Centre of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology in Matanzas City, Cuba. A total of 749 adults (aged from 20 to 69 years old, mean age 38) had the opportunity to be included. Patients who had positive stool results for pathogenic bacteria, parasites and those with positive… 
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