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
      MICROBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE