Dientamoeba fragilis: the unflagellated human flagellate.

  title={Dientamoeba fragilis: the unflagellated human flagellate.},
  author={Jeffrey J. Windsor and Eugene H. Johnson},
  journal={British journal of biomedical science},
  volume={56 4},
Dientamoeba fragilis is a pathogenic protozoan parasite with a world-wide distribution. Although originally described as an amoeboid organism, it has been reclassified as a flagellate, on the basis of a number of electron microscopic and immunological findings. Except for its lack of a flagellum, D. fragilis closely resembles Histomonas and Trichomonas. Interestingly, a resistant cyst stage has not been demonstrated and it is unlikely that its trophozoites can survive successfully outside the… CONTINUE READING


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