Accession Number : ADA547528
Title : Balantidiasis
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Neafie, Ronald C. ; Andersen, Ellen M. ; Klassen-Fischer, Mary K.
Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA547528
Report Date : JUN 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : Balantidiasis is infection by Balantidium coli, the largest protozoan parasite and the only ciliate parasite known to infect humans. Malmsten first described the organism in 1857 in 2 patients with severe diarrhea; one of these infections was fatal. Synonyms Balantidiasis is also known as balantidiosis, balantidial dysentery, and ciliary dysentery.
Descriptors : *CILIATA , *ESCHERICHIA COLI , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *PROTOZOA , BALANTIDIUM , CILIA , DIARRHEA , DYSENTERY , PARASITES
Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE