Update on the pathogenic potential and treatment options for Blastocystis sp

  title={Update on the pathogenic potential and treatment options for Blastocystis sp},
  author={Tamalee Roberts and Damien J Stark and John T. Harkness and John T. Ellis},
  booktitle={Gut pathogens},
Although Blastocystis is one of the most common enteric parasites, there is still much controversy surrounding the pathogenicity and potential treatment options for this parasite. In this review we look at the evidence supporting Blastocystis as an intestinal pathogen as shown by numerous case studies and several in vivo studies and the evidence against. We describe the chronic nature of some infections and show the role of Blastocystis in immunocompromised patients and the relationship between… CONTINUE READING
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