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Blastocystis Infections

Infections with organisms of the genus BLASTOCYSTIS. The species B. hominis is responsible for most infections. Parasitologic surveys have generally found small numbers of this species in human stools, but higher positivity rates and organism numbers in AIDS patients and other immunosuppressed patients (IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOST). Symptoms include ABDOMINAL PAIN; DIARRHEA; CONSTIPATION; VOMITING; and FATIGUE.
Also Known As:
Infections, Blastocystis; Blastocystis Infection; Infection, Blastocystis
Networked: 12 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 1 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Peritonitis
2. Chronic Kidney Failure (Chronic Renal Failure)
3. Diverticulum

Experts

1. Turk, Songul: 2 articles (02/2015 - 10/2011)
2. Dogruman-Al, Funda: 2 articles (02/2015 - 10/2011)
3. Tan, Kevin S W: 2 articles (02/2011 - 07/2006)
4. Roberts, Tamalee: 1 article (08/2015)
5. Ellis, John: 1 article (08/2015)
6. Stark, Damien: 1 article (08/2015)
7. Bush, Stephen: 1 article (08/2015)
8. Harkness, John: 1 article (08/2015)
9. Babai, Oded: 1 article (02/2015)
10. Herschkovitz, Yoav: 1 article (02/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Blastocystis Infections:
1. Metronidazole (Metric)FDA LinkGeneric
2. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)IBA
3. Interleukin-10 (Interleukin 10)IBA
4. InterleukinsIBA
5. Formaldehyde (Formol)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)