The role of Blastocystis sp. and Dientamoeba fragilis in irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={The role of Blastocystis sp. and Dientamoeba fragilis in irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Ali Rostami and Seyed Mohammad Riahi and Ali Haghighi and Vafa Saber and Bahram Armon and Seyyed Javad Seyyedtabaei},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is globally one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorders with a negative impact on quality of life and socio-economic status of patients. Recently, controversial evidences suggest that Blastocystis sp. and Dientamoeba fragilis infections may be implicated in the development of IBS. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the possible association regarding this issue. PubMed, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Web of Science, and Cochrane… 

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