The neglected ameba: Dientamoeba fragilis

  title={The neglected ameba: Dientamoeba fragilis},
  author={B. H. Kean and C. L. Malloch},
  journal={The American Journal of Digestive Diseases},
1. Of 14,000 patients studied over a period of 6 years, 2.4% were infected withD. fragilis. The majority were U. S. citizens who had not traveled out of the country. 2. The 100 cases of “pure” infection withD. fragilis are summarized. 3. Diagnosis was made by direct examination of recently passed loose stools combined with culture. 4. The most frequent presenting symptoms were abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatus, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. 5. Physical signs, proctoscopic examination, and… CONTINUE READING