Clinical efficacy of Saccharomyces boulardii or metronidazole in symptomatic children with Blastocystis hominis infection

  title={Clinical efficacy of Saccharomyces boulardii or metronidazole in symptomatic children with Blastocystis hominis infection},
  author={E. Dinleyici and Makbule Eren and N. Doğan and S. Reyhanioglu and Zeynel Abidin Yargic and Y. Vandenplas},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  • E. Dinleyici, Makbule Eren, +3 authors Y. Vandenplas
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
  • Although many Blastocystis infections remain asymptomatic, recent data suggest it also causes frequent symptoms. [...] Key Method This randomized single-blinded clinical trial included children presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea–vomiting, flatulence) more than 2 weeks and confirmed B. hominis by stool examination (B. hominis cysts in the stool with microscopic examination of the fresh stool).Expand Abstract
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