Predominance of amoeboid forms of Blastocystis hominis in isolates from symptomatic patients

@article{Tan2005PredominanceOA,
  title={Predominance of amoeboid forms of Blastocystis hominis in isolates from symptomatic patients},
  author={Tian Chye Tan and Kumar Govind Suresh},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={98},
  pages={189-193}
}
  • T. Tan, K. Suresh
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
Blastocystis hominis is one of the most common human parasites that inhabit the intestinal tract. Conflicting reports continue to exist regarding the existence and the functional role of the amoeboid forms in the life cycle of the parasite. The present study investigates the presence of these forms in 20 isolates obtained from ten symptomatic and asymptomatic patients respectively. A total of 10,000 parasite cells per ml from each isolate were inoculated into three culture tubes each containing… Expand
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