blastocystis

Summary

Summary: A genus of protozoa of the suborder BLASTOCYSTINA. It was first classified as a yeast but further studies have shown it to be a protozoan.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Blastocystis: subtyping isolates using pyrosequencing technology
    C R Stensvold
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Exp Parasitol 116:111-9. 2007
  2. doi Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis infections in Turkey
    Mustafa Ozyurt
    Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
    Parasitol Int 57:300-6. 2008
  3. pmc New insights on classification, identification, and clinical relevance of Blastocystis spp
    Kevin S W Tan
    Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Clin Microbiol Rev 21:639-65. 2008
  4. pmc Molecular phylogenies of Blastocystis isolates from different hosts: implications for genetic diversity, identification of species, and zoonosis
    Christophe Noël
    Unité Inserm U547, Institut Pasteur, 1 rue du Professeur Calmette, BP 245, 59019 Lille Cedex, France
    J Clin Microbiol 43:348-55. 2005
  5. doi Predominance of Blastocystis sp. subtype 4 in rural communities, Nepal
    I L Lee
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Parasitol Res 110:1553-62. 2012
  6. doi Blastocystis: unravelling potential risk factors and clinical significance of a common but neglected parasite
    C R Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1655-63. 2009
  7. pmc Blastocystis sp.: waterborne zoonotic organism, a possibility?
    Li Ii Lee
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia
    Parasit Vectors 5:130. 2012
  8. ncbi Blastocystis sp. subtype 5: a possibly zoonotic genotype
    Yiming Yan
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Gannan Medical University, 1 Yixueyuan Road, Ganzhou, Jiangxi 341000, People s Republic of China
    Parasitol Res 101:1527-32. 2007
  9. pmc Genome sequence of the stramenopile Blastocystis, a human anaerobic parasite
    France Denoeud
    Genoscope CEA and CNRS UMR 8030, Université d Evry, 2 rue Gaston Cremieux, 91057 Evry, France
    Genome Biol 12:R29. 2011
  10. doi Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from zoo animals and their animal-keepers
    Unaiza Parkar
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 169:8-17. 2010

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  1. ncbi Blastocystis: subtyping isolates using pyrosequencing technology
    C R Stensvold
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Exp Parasitol 116:111-9. 2007
    b>Blastocystis is a prevalent single-celled enteric parasite of unresolved clinical significance...
  2. doi Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis infections in Turkey
    Mustafa Ozyurt
    Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey
    Parasitol Int 57:300-6. 2008
    b>Blastocystis is a very common unicellular intestinal parasite of ubiquitous occurrence...
  3. pmc New insights on classification, identification, and clinical relevance of Blastocystis spp
    Kevin S W Tan
    Department of Microbiology, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
    Clin Microbiol Rev 21:639-65. 2008
    b>Blastocystis is an unusual enteric protozoan parasite of humans and many animals. It has a worldwide distribution and is often the most commonly isolated organism in parasitological surveys...
  4. pmc Molecular phylogenies of Blastocystis isolates from different hosts: implications for genetic diversity, identification of species, and zoonosis
    Christophe Noël
    Unité Inserm U547, Institut Pasteur, 1 rue du Professeur Calmette, BP 245, 59019 Lille Cedex, France
    J Clin Microbiol 43:348-55. 2005
    Small-subunit (SSU) rRNA gene sequences were obtained by PCR from 12 Blastocystis isolates from humans, rats, and reptiles for which elongation factor 1alpha (EF-1alpha) gene sequences are already available...
  5. doi Predominance of Blastocystis sp. subtype 4 in rural communities, Nepal
    I L Lee
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Parasitol Res 110:1553-62. 2012
    b>Blastocystis sp. is a common intestinal parasite. To date, there have been sporadic and scanty studies on Blastocystis sp. carried out in rural communities in Nepal. We surveyed the prevalence of Blastocystis sp...
  6. doi Blastocystis: unravelling potential risk factors and clinical significance of a common but neglected parasite
    C R Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Epidemiol Infect 137:1655-63. 2009
    Two independent studies were conducted to describe symptoms and potential risk factors associated with Blastocystis infection. Isolates were subtyped by molecular analysis...
  7. pmc Blastocystis sp.: waterborne zoonotic organism, a possibility?
    Li Ii Lee
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia
    Parasit Vectors 5:130. 2012
    b>Blastocystis sp. is a common intestinal parasite found in faecal sample surveys. Several studies have implicated human-to-human, zoonotic and waterborne transmissions by Blastocystis sp...
  8. ncbi Blastocystis sp. subtype 5: a possibly zoonotic genotype
    Yiming Yan
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Gannan Medical University, 1 Yixueyuan Road, Ganzhou, Jiangxi 341000, People s Republic of China
    Parasitol Res 101:1527-32. 2007
    b>Blastocystis has a widespread distribution in a variety of animals, which is a potential source of infection for humans. Previous studies show that Blastocystis sp...
  9. pmc Genome sequence of the stramenopile Blastocystis, a human anaerobic parasite
    France Denoeud
    Genoscope CEA and CNRS UMR 8030, Université d Evry, 2 rue Gaston Cremieux, 91057 Evry, France
    Genome Biol 12:R29. 2011
    b>Blastocystis is a highly prevalent anaerobic eukaryotic parasite of humans and animals that is associated with various gastrointestinal and extraintestinal disorders...
  10. doi Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from zoo animals and their animal-keepers
    Unaiza Parkar
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, Australia
    Vet Parasitol 169:8-17. 2010
    b>Blastocystis is an enteric protist and one of the most frequently reported parasitic infections in humans and a variety of animal hosts...
  11. ncbi PCR-based identification of zoonotic isolates of Blastocystis from mammals and birds
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    Microbiology 150:1147-51. 2004
    The genotype of Blastocystis isolated from humans and animals is highly polymorphic...
  12. pmc Comparison of methods for detection of Blastocystis infection in routinely submitted stool samples, and also in IBS/IBD Patients in Ankara, Turkey
    Funda Dogruman-Al
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    PLoS ONE 5:e15484. 2010
    This study compared diagnostic methods for identifying Blastocystis in stool samples, and evaluated the frequency of detection of Blastocystis in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  13. pmc Evolution of Fe/S cluster biogenesis in the anaerobic parasite Blastocystis
    Anastasios D Tsaousis
    Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10426-31. 2012
    ..Here we show that the anaerobic human protozoan parasite Blastocystis, in addition to possessing ISC and iron/sulfur assembly systems, expresses a fused version of the SufC and SufB ..
  14. doi Subtype distribution of Blastocystis isolates from synanthropic and zoo animals and identification of a new subtype
    C Rune Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Int J Parasitol 39:473-9. 2009
    b>Blastocystis isolates from 56 Danish synanthropic and zoo animals, 62 primates primarily from United Kingdom (UK) collections and 16 UK primate handlers were subtyped by PCR, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis...
  15. ncbi Drinking water: a possible source of Blastocystis spp. subtype 1 infection in schoolchildren of a rural community in central Thailand
    Saovanee Leelayoova
    Department of Parasitology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:401-6. 2008
    ..Of 675 stool samples, Blastocystis was identified with a prevalence of 18.9%. Genetic characterization of Blastocystis showed subtype 1 (77...
  16. pmc SlowFaster, a user-friendly program for slow-fast analysis and its application on phylogeny of Blastocystis
    Martin Kostka
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Vinicna 7, 128 44 Prague, Czech Republic
    BMC Bioinformatics 9:341. 2008
    ..In several steps of increasing stringency, the slow-fast analysis omits the fastest substituting alignment positions from the analysed dataset and thus increases its signal/noise ratio...
  17. ncbi Problems in speciation in the genus Blastocystis
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    Trends Parasitol 20:251-5. 2004
  18. pmc Blastocystis infection in Malaysia: evidence of waterborne and human-to-human transmissions among the Proto-Malay, Negrito and Senoi tribes of Orang Asli
    Tengku Shahrul Anuar
    Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz 50300, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Parasit Vectors 6:40. 2013
    b>Blastocystis has been described as the most common intestinal parasite in humans and has an increased impact on public health. However, the transmission of this parasite has not been conclusively determined.
  19. ncbi Molecular comparative studies among Blastocystis isolates obtained from humans and animals
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    J Parasitol 89:585-94. 2003
    ..tree analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphism using the small subunit ribosomal RNA gene in various Blastocystis populations...
  20. doi Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from children and rhesus monkeys in Kathmandu, Nepal
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Sciences, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 160:295-300. 2009
    To investigate the possible transmission of Blastocystis organisms between local rhesus monkeys and children in Kathmandu, Nepal, we compared the subtype (ST) and sequence of Blastocystis isolates from children with gastrointestinal ..
  21. ncbi Is this recently characterized gastrointestinal pathogen responsible for rising rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and IBD associated autism in Europe and the United States in the 1990s?
    Kenneth Fiske Boorom
    Blastocystis Research Foundation, 5060 SW Philomath Blvd, 202 Corvallis, OR 97333 1044, USA
    Med Hypotheses 69:652-9. 2007
    In 2006, a pathogenic variant of the common intestinal organism Blastocystis was discovered in patients who were experiencing chronic gastrointestinal symptoms. Most species of Blastocystis inhabit humans with no symptoms...
  22. doi A functional Tom70 in the human parasite Blastocystis sp.: implications for the evolution of the mitochondrial import apparatus
    Anastasios D Tsaousis
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 28:781-91. 2011
    ..We have identified a tom70 gene in the human parasitic anaerobic stramenopile Blastocystis sp. that is neither an animal nor a fungus...
  23. doi Levels of genetic diversity vary dramatically between Blastocystis subtypes
    C Rune Stensvold
    Department of Microbiological Diagnostics, Statens Serum Institut, Orestads Boulevard 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Infect Genet Evol 12:263-73. 2012
    b>Blastocystis is a common single-celled parasite of humans and other animals comprising at least 13 genetically distinct small subunit ribosomal RNA lineages (subtypes (STs))...
  24. ncbi Phylogenetic analysis of Blastocystis isolates from different hosts based on the comparison of small-subunit rRNA gene sequences
    Christophe Noël
    Institut Pasteur, Unité Mixte INSERM IPL U547, 1 Rue du Professeur Calmette BP 245, 59019 Lille Cedex, France
    Mol Biochem Parasitol 126:119-23. 2003
  25. doi Diversity and host specificity of Blastocystis in syntopic primates on Rubondo Island, Tanzania
    J Petrášová
    Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1 3, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
    Int J Parasitol 41:1113-20. 2011
    ..b>Blastocystis was detected using standard microscopy, together with PCR-based determination and the prevalence and subtype ..
  26. doi Drinking water is a significant predictor of Blastocystis infection among rural Malaysian primary schoolchildren
    Awatif M Abdulsalam
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Parasitology 139:1014-20. 2012
    b>Blastocystis infection has a worldwide distribution especially among the disadvantaged population and immunocompromised subjects...
  27. doi Detection of concurrent infection of dairy cattle with Blastocystis, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and Enterocytozoon by molecular and microscopic methods
    Ronald Fayer
    Environmental Microbial and Food Safety Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center BARC, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service USDA ARS, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
    Parasitol Res 111:1349-55. 2012
    ..from 47 dairy cattle ranging in age from neonates to multiparous cows, 9, 10, 24, and 17 were positive for Blastocystis spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi, respectively, as determined by PCR...
  28. ncbi Virus-like particles in Blastocystis sp. from simian faecal material
    D J Stenzel
    Analytical Electron Microscopy Facility, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Int J Parasitol 27:345-8. 1997
    Virus-like particles were observed in the cytoplasm of Blastocystis sp. found in fresh faecal material from 2 monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)...
  29. doi Blastocystis: past pitfalls and future perspectives
    Pauline D Scanlan
    Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    Trends Parasitol 28:327-34. 2012
    b>Blastocystis is a genetically heterogeneous protist found in the intestinal tract (IT) of many vertebrates, and although it is implicated in a variety of human intestinal disorders, data regarding the clinical relevance of Blastocystis is ..
  30. doi Variable geographic distribution of Blastocystis subtypes and its potential implications
    Mohammed A Alfellani
    Pathogen Molecular Biology Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Acta Trop 126:11-8. 2013
    b>Blastocystis is a common intestinal micro-eukaryote found in both humans and non-human hosts and known to be genetically very diverse. It has been divided into numerous subtypes (STs), nine of which have been identified in humans to date...
  31. doi Blastocystis subtypes in symptomatic and asymptomatic family members and pets and response to therapy
    R Nagel
    School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia
    Intern Med J 42:1187-95. 2012
    b>Blastocystis is a common, enteric parasite. The pathogenicity of the organism is uncertain, but subtypes (ST) 1 and 3 have been reported more likely to cause irritable bowel-like symptoms.
  32. doi PCR-based subtyping of Blastocystis isolates from symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals in a major hospital in Ankara, Turkey
    Funda Dogruman-Al
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Parasitol Res 106:263-8. 2009
    ..Kinyoun's acid-fast stainings for parasitology examinations and with in vitro culture method for detection of Blastocystis. In a total of 203 stool samples tested, native Lugol's iodine and trichrome stainings could detect 12 (5...
  33. pmc Organelles in Blastocystis that blur the distinction between mitochondria and hydrogenosomes
    Alexandra Stechmann
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, B3H 1X5, Canada
    Curr Biol 18:580-5. 2008
    b>Blastocystis is a unicellular stramenopile of controversial pathogenicity in humans. Although it is a strict anaerobe, Blastocystis has mitochondrion-like organelles with cristae, a transmembrane potential and DNA...
  34. ncbi Degradation of human secretory immunoglobulin A by Blastocystis
    Manoj K Puthia
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 117597
    Parasitol Res 97:386-9. 2005
    ..To investigate if the enteric protozoan Blastocystis degrades human secretory IgA, cell lysate and conditioned medium from two species were exposed to ..
  35. ncbi Phylogenetic position of Blastocystis hominis and of stramenopiles inferred from multiple molecular sequence data
    Nobuko Arisue
    Department of Biosystems Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Sokendai, Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 49:42-53. 2002
    b>Blastocystis hominis, a parasite of the human intestine, has recently been positioned within stramenopiles by the small subunit rRNA phylogeny...
  36. ncbi PCR for the identification and differentiation of Histomonas meleagridis, Tetratrichomonas gallinarum and Blastocystis spp
    E Grabensteiner
    Department for Farm Animals and Herd Management, Clinic for Avian, Reptile and Fish Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinarplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
    Vet Parasitol 142:223-30. 2006
    ..flagellates: Histomonas meleagridis and Tetratrichomonas gallinarum as well as the protozoan microorganism: Blastocystis spp...
  37. doi Molecular epidemiology of human Blastocystis isolates in France
    Laetitia Souppart
    INSERM, U547, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Universite Lille Nord de France, 1 rue du Professeur Calmette, BP 245, 59019, Lille Cedex, France
    Parasitol Res 105:413-21. 2009
    b>Blastocystis sp. is the most common eukaryotic parasite in the intestinal tract of humans. Due to its strong impact in public health, in this study, we determined the frequency of different Blastocystis subtypes in patients in France...
  38. doi Phylogenetic analysis of Blastocystis isolates from animal and human hosts in the Philippines
    Windell L Rivera
    Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
    Vet Parasitol 156:178-82. 2008
    To study the genetic diversity and cross-transmissibility of Blastocystis species in naturally infected hosts, 12 Blastocystis isolates from animal and human hosts in the Philippines were analyzed by sequencing the full-length small ..
  39. doi Biochemical characterization of a mitochondrial-like organelle from Blastocystis sp. subtype 7
    Yelena Lantsman
    Haskins Laboratories, Pace University, New York, NY 10038, USA
    Microbiology 154:2757-66. 2008
    A mitochondrion-like organelle (MLO) was isolated from isotonic homogenates of Blastocystis. The organelle sedimented at 5000 g for 10 min, and had an isopycnic density in sucrose of 1.2 g ml(-1)...
  40. pmc Blastocystis isolates from a pig and a horse are closely related to Blastocystis hominis
    Umaporn Thathaisong
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science Center for Biotechnology, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
    J Clin Microbiol 41:967-75. 2003
    b>Blastocystis has a widespread distribution in a variety of animals, which is a potential source of infection for humans...
  41. doi Subtype analysis of Blastocystis isolates from symptomatic patients in Egypt
    Laetitia Souppart
    INSERM U547, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Universite Lille Nord de France, 1 rue du Professeur Calmette, BP 245, 59019 Lille Cedex, France
    Parasitol Res 106:505-11. 2010
    b>Blastocystis sp. has been described as the most common intestinal parasite in humans and has an increased impact in public health...
  42. ncbi Cross-sectional surveys and subtype classification of human Blastocystis isolates from four epidemiological settings in China
    Lan Hua Li
    National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, 200025, People s Republic of China
    Parasitol Res 102:83-90. 2007
    The prevalence and geographical distribution of the intestinal protozoa Blastocystis in humans across China is unknown, and the relative importance of different subtypes has yet to be investigated...
  43. pmc Blastocystis legumain is localized on the cell surface, and specific inhibition of its activity implicates a pro-survival role for the enzyme
    Binhui Wu
    Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Life Sciences Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597
    J Biol Chem 285:1790-8. 2010
    ..that a surface-reactive monoclonal antibody (mAb) 1D5 could induce multiple PCD pathways in the protozoan Blastocystis. In this study, we identified, by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, the target of mAb ..
  44. pmc Localization and nucleotide specificity of Blastocystis succinyl-CoA synthetase
    Karleigh Hamblin
    School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
    Mol Microbiol 68:1395-405. 2008
    The anaerobic lifestyle of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis raises questions about the biochemistry and function of its mitochondria-like organelles...
  45. ncbi Molecular epidemiology of human Blastocystis in a village in Yunnan province, China
    Lan Hua Li
    National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai 200025, People s Republic of China
    Parasitol Int 56:281-6. 2007
    The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of the molecular epidemiology of human Blastocystis, focusing on 239 randomly selected individuals in a single village in Yunnan province, China...
  46. doi Symptomatic infection with Blastocystis sp. subtype 8 successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
    C R Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 102:271-4. 2008
  47. doi Association of Blastocystis subtype 3 and 1 with patients from an Oregon community presenting with chronic gastrointestinal illness
    Morris S Jones
    Clinical Investigation Facility, David Grant USAF Medical Center, 101 Bodin Circle, Travis AFB, Fairfield, CA 94535, USA
    Parasitol Res 104:341-5. 2009
    ..Using a real-time LightCycler PCR assay we detected Blastocystis in nine patients from a metropolitan area of Corvallis, Oregon who presented with diarrhea, abdominal pain, ..
  48. pmc Blastocystis ratti induces contact-independent apoptosis, F-actin rearrangement, and barrier function disruption in IEC-6 cells
    Manoj K Puthia
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Infect Immun 74:4114-23. 2006
    b>Blastocystis is an enteric protozoan purportedly associated with numerous clinical cases of diarrhea, flatulence, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal symptoms...
  49. doi Acute urticaria associated with amoeboid forms of Blastocystis sp. subtype 3
    Alexandra Katsarou-Katsari
    Acta Derm Venereol 88:80-1. 2008
  50. pmc Analysis of two genomes from the mitochondrion-like organelle of the intestinal parasite Blastocystis: complete sequences, gene content, and genome organization
    Vicente Perez-Brocal
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2475-82. 2008
    ..The human parasitic stramenopile Blastocystis is a rare example of an anaerobic eukaryote with organelles that have retained some mitochondrial ..
  51. ncbi Terminology for Blastocystis subtypes--a consensus
    C Rune Stensvold
    Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Trends Parasitol 23:93-6. 2007
    b>Blastocystis is a ubiquitous enteric protistan parasite that has extensive genetic diversity and infects humans and many other animals...
  52. doi Antiprotozoal activities determined in vitro and in vivo of certain plant extracts against Histomonas meleagridis, Tetratrichomonas gallinarum and Blastocystis sp
    Elvira Grabensteiner
    Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health, Clinic for Avian, Reptile and Fish Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinarplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
    Parasitol Res 103:1257-64. 2008
    ..their in vitro activities against clonal cultures of Histomonas meleagridis, Tetratrichomonas gallinarum, and Blastocystis sp. Ethanolic extracts of thyme, saw palmetto, grape seed, and pumpkin fruit proved to be most efficacious...
  53. ncbi Detecting Blastocystis using parasitologic and DNA-based methods: a comparative study
    C Rune Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 59:303-7. 2007
    Few studies have targeted the relative performance of diagnostic methods used for the detection of Blastocystis, a unicellular organism often present in fecal specimens from individuals with and without gastrointestinal symptoms...
  54. ncbi Direct detection of Blastocystis sp. in human faecal samples and subtype assignment using single strand conformational polymorphism and sequencing
    Panagiotis G Menounos
    Laboratory of Research, Nursing Military Academy, Athens, Greece
    Mol Cell Probes 22:24-9. 2008
    b>Blastocystis is an anaerobic parasitic microorganism, which has been found in the intestinal tract of many vertebrates including humans. Recently, members of Blastocystis sp...
  55. pmc Blastocystis ratti contains cysteine proteases that mediate interleukin-8 response from human intestinal epithelial cells in an NF-kappaB-dependent manner
    Manoj K Puthia
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 5 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117597
    Eukaryot Cell 7:435-43. 2008
    b>Blastocystis is a ubiquitous enteric protozoan found in the intestinal tracts of humans and a wide range of animals...
  56. doi Detection of Blastocystis from stool samples using real-time PCR
    Morris Saffold Jones
    Clinical Investigation Facility, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, CA 94535, USA
    Parasitol Res 103:551-7. 2008
    We developed a real-time LC PCR assay to detect a 152 bp sequence in an uncharacterized region of the Blastocystis genome. The described assay detected 11 of 11 ATCC strains of Blastocystis from subtypes 1, 3, and 4...
  57. ncbi DNA barcoding of blastocystis
    Stephanie M Scicluna
    Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Protist 157:77-85. 2006
    We have developed a simple method for subtyping the intestinal protistan parasite Blastocystis using an approach equivalent to DNA barcoding in animals...
  58. doi Eradication of Blastocystis carriage with antimicrobials: reality or delusion?
    Christen R Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Clin Gastroenterol 44:85-90. 2010
    ..and is also traditionally considered first-line therapy in cases where there is a requirement to treat Blastocystis, a common protist of disputable clinical significance...
  59. doi Staurosporine-induced programmed cell death in Blastocystis occurs independently of caspases and cathepsins and is augmented by calpain inhibition
    Jing Yin
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Science Drive 2, Singapore
    Microbiology 156:1284-93. 2010
    Previous studies have shown that the protozoan parasite Blastocystis exhibits apoptotic features with caspase-like activity upon exposure to a cytotoxic monoclonal antibody or the anti-parasitic drug metronidazole...
  60. ncbi Sequence heterogeneity of the small subunit ribosomal RNA genes among blastocystis isolates
    N Arisue
    Department of Biosystems Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies SOKENDAI, Hayama, Kanagawa 240 0193, Japan
    Parasitology 126:1-9. 2003
    Genes encoding small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSUrRNA) of 16 Blastocystis isolates from humans and other animals were amplified by the polymerase chain reaction, and the corresponding fragments were cloned and sequenced...
  61. ncbi Exposure of Blastocystis species to a cytotoxic monoclonal antibody
    K S Tan
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Parasitol Res 87:534-8. 2001
    A recently described cytotoxic monoclonal antibody (mAb 1D5) raised against Blastocystis hominis isolate B, was tested for reactivity with 13 different isolates of Blastocystis...
  62. doi Pursuing the clinical significance of Blastocystis--diagnostic limitations
    C Rune Stensvold
    Department of Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, DK 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
    Trends Parasitol 25:23-9. 2009
    The clinical significance of one of the most prevalent single-celled intestinal parasites worldwide, Blastocystis, remains unsettled...
  63. ncbi Analysis of the ITS region and partial ssu and lsu rRNA genes of Blastocystis and Proteromonas lacertae
    J D Hoevers
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A and M University, TX 77843 4467, USA
    Parasitology 131:187-96. 2005
    b>Blastocystis is a common single-celled enteric parasite found in a large variety of hosts...
  64. pmc Viable blastocystis cysts in Scottish and Malaysian sewage samples
    K Suresh
    Scottish Parasite Diagnostic Laboratory, Stobhill Hospital, 133 Balornock Road, Glasgow G21 3UW, Scotland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:5619-20. 2005
    b>Blastocystis cysts were detected in 38% (47/123) (37 Scottish, 17 Malaysian) of sewage treatment works. Fifty percent of influents (29% Scottish, 76% Malaysian) and 28% of effluents (9% Scottish, 60% Malaysian) contained viable cysts...
  65. ncbi Blastocystis subtypes in irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease in Ankara, Turkey
    Funda Dogruman-Al
    Department of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Gazi University School of Medicine, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
    Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 104:724-7. 2009
    b>Blastocystis infection has been reported to be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic diarrhoea...
  66. ncbi The association of Blastocystis hominis and Endolimax nana with diarrheal stools in Zambian school-age children
    Thaddeus K Graczyk
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Parasitol Res 98:38-43. 2005
    ..5%) were diarrhetic. The overall prevalence of Endolimax nana, Schistosoma haematobium, Blastocystis hominis, Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum, Encephalitozoon intestinalis, and Strongyloides stercoralis ..
  67. ncbi Direct characterization of Blastocystis from faeces by PCR and evidence of zoonotic potential
    U Parkar
    WHO Collaborating Centre for the Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections and the State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street, Western Australia 6150, Australia
    Parasitology 134:359-67. 2007
    In vitro propagation followed by PCR, and a PCR-based method capable of the direct detection of Blastocystis in faeces were utilized to detect Blastocystis from various hosts in Australia, including primates and their handlers from the ..
  68. ncbi Predominance of subtype 3 among Blastocystis isolates from a major hospital in Singapore
    Kenneth H S Wong
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, National University of Singapore, Singapore 5 Science Drive 2, Singapore 117597, Singapore
    Parasitol Res 102:663-70. 2008
    b>Blastocystis is an enteric protozoan parasite commonly found in humans and animals. Phylogenetic and genotypic analyses have shown that Blastocystis exhibits extreme genetic diversity, and humans are host to a number of zoonotic isolates...
  69. ncbi Molecular characterization of Blastocystis isolates from primates
    Niichiro Abe
    Department of Microbiology, Osaka City Institute of Public Health and Environmental Sciences, Tennoji ku, 543 0026, Osaka, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 113:321-5. 2003
    Twelve Blastocystis isolates from primates were analyzed genetically by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using diagnostic primers and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of SSUrDNA...
  70. ncbi The effects of extracts from anti-diarrheic Thai medicinal plants on the in vitro growth of the intestinal protozoa parasite: Blastocystis hominis
    Nongyao Sawangjaroen
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand
    J Ethnopharmacol 98:67-72. 2005
    ..nut gall were tested against the in vitro growth of fresh isolates of the intestinal protozoan parasite, Blastocystis hominis. The extracts at concentrations that ranged from 62...
  71. ncbi Multiple reproductive processes in Blastocystis
    Suresh Kumar Govind
    Trends Parasitol 18:528. 2002
  72. ncbi Morphology, histochemistry and infectivity of Blastocystis hominis cyst
    I F Abou El Naga
    Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 31:627-35. 2001
    Different morphological forms of Blastocystis hominis had been identified in human stool samples. These included both cystic and trophic stages...
  73. ncbi A survey of Blastocystis infection in anuran and urodele amphibians
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    Vet Parasitol 122:91-102. 2004
    b>Blastocystis infection in amphibians was surveyed in three species of anuran and one species of urodele amphibians captured at two distinct locations in Japan...
  74. doi High prevalence of Blastocystis sp. in pigs reared under intensive growing systems: frequency of ribotypes and associated risk factors
    C Navarro
    Departamento de Produccion Animal, Sanidad Animal y Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Facultad de Ciencias Experimentales y de la Salud, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Avda Seminario S N 46113 Moncada, Valencia, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 153:347-58. 2008
    Three hundred and ninety-five pig fecal samples were analyzed looking for Blastocystis sp. using optical microscopy and PCR. A global prevalence of 46...
  75. ncbi Genomic polymorphism among Blastocystis isolates and development of PCR-based identification of zoonotic isolates
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 50:710-1. 2003
  76. ncbi Colony growth of Philippine isolates of Blastocystis hominis in simplified, soft agar medium
    Ezra M Valido
    Institute of Biology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines
    Parasitol Res 101:213-7. 2007
    The agar-cloning technique of Blastocystis hominis has been observed in both solid and semisolid agar using Iscove's modified Dulbecco's medium. In this study, Philippine isolates of B...
  77. ncbi Infectivity of Blastocystis isolates from chickens, quails and geese in chickens
    Aya Tanizaki
    Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 6308506, Japan
    Parasitol Res 96:57-61. 2005
    The infectivity of six Blastocystis isolates obtained from two domestic chickens, two Japanese quails and two domestic geese, were examined in 1-week-old male chicks...
  78. ncbi 2 children with acute abdominal pain and diarrhea
    Thomas Weitzel
    J Pediatr Surg 42:440; author reply 440-1. 2007
  79. pmc Cellular identification of a novel uncultured marine stramenopile (MAST-12 Clade) small-subunit rRNA gene sequence from a norwegian estuary by use of fluorescence in situ hybridization-scanning electron microscopy
    Karolina Kolodziej
    School of Biology, TU Kaiserslautern, Erwin Schroedinger Str 14, Kaiserslautern, Germany
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:2718-26. 2007
    ..among the heterotrophic stramenopiles as a sister of the free-living Bicosoecida and the parasitic genus Blastocystis. Specific sequence signatures confirmed a relationship to these two groups while excluding direct assignment...
  80. ncbi Ultrastructural and phylogenetic studies on Blastocystis isolates from cockroaches
    Hisao Yoshikawa
    Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Kitauoya Nishimachi, Nara 630 8506, Japan
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 54:33-7. 2007
    Four Blastocystis isolates from cockroaches were established and these isolates were morphologically confirmed as Blastocystis organisms by light and/or electron microscopy...
  81. ncbi Blastocystis in humans and animals: new insights using modern methodologies
    Kevin S W Tan
    Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Parasitology, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Science Drive 2, S 117597 Singapore, Singapore
    Vet Parasitol 126:121-44. 2004
    Among the waterborne protozoan parasites of medical and veterinary importance, Blastocystis is perhaps one of the less well-understood...
  82. doi Cellular evolution: what's in a mitochondrion?
    Christopher J Howe
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R429-31. 2008
    ..Mitochondria and their relatives constitute a wide range of organelles, only some of which function in aerobic respiration. Mitochondrial remnants from different anaerobic lineages show a striking degree of functional convergence...
  83. ncbi Parasitic zoonoses in Papua New Guinea
    I L Owen
    National Veterinary Laboratory, National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    J Helminthol 79:1-14. 2005
    ..Entamoeba polecki, Balantidium coli and, possibly, Blastocystis hominis...
  84. ncbi A survey of gastrointestinal parasites in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria
    F F Reinthaler
    Hygiene Institute, University of Graz, Austria
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 82:181-4. 1988
    ..0.4%). Pathogenic protozoa found were Entamoeba histolytica (7%), Giardia intestinalis (4.2%), Blastocystis hominis (2.5%) and Cryptosporidum sp. (2.3%)...
  85. ncbi Light-microscopical appearance and ultrastructure of Blastocystis hominis, an intestinal parasite of man
    Y Matsumoto
    Department of Medical Zoology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
    Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg A 264:379-85. 1987
    A study on Blastocystis hominis was undertaken for the purpose of clarifying the morphology of the organism using the following techniques; Giemsa, Heidenhain Iron Hematoxylin, and DAPI stains, phase-contrast microscopy, and transmission- ..
  86. ncbi Zoonotic intestinal parasites in Papio anubis (baboon) and Cercopithecus aethiops (vervet) from four localities in Ethiopia
    Mengistu Legesse
    Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P O Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Acta Trop 90:231-6. 2004
    ..10.2%), Schistosoma mansoni (20.3%), Entamoeba coli (83.1%), Entamoeba histolytica/dispar (16.9%), Blastocystis hominis (3.3%), Cyclospora sp. (13.3%) and Cryptosporidium sp. (11.9%)...
  87. ncbi Frequency of human toxocariasis in a rural population from Cajamarca, Peru determined by DOT-ELISA test
    William H Roldán
    Seccion de Parasitologia, Instituto de Medicina Tropical Daniel A Carrión, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Callao, Peru
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 51:67-71. 2009
    ..From subjects with positive serology, 92.17% had at least one intestinal parasite and the most frequent were: Blastocystis hominis (68.38%), Giardia lamblia (28.68%), Hymenolepis nana (20.0%), Ascaris lumbricoides (15...
  88. doi Microscopic diagnosis of sodium acetate-acetic acid-formalin-fixed stool samples for helminths and intestinal protozoa: a comparison among European reference laboratories
    J Utzinger
    Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:267-73. 2010
    ..The predominant intestinal protozoa were Entamoeba coli (median prevalence: 67.6%), Blastocystis hominis (median prevalence: 55.9%) and Entamoeba histolytica/Entamoeba dispar (median prevalence: 47.1%)...
  89. ncbi Intestinal parasitic infection among children and neonatus admitted to Ibn-Sina Hospital, Sirt, Libya
    Hamed H Kasssem
    Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Garyounis University1, P O Box 9480, Benghazi, Libya
    J Egypt Soc Parasitol 37:371-80. 2007
    ..The most prevalent protozoan was Entamoeba histolytica /E. dispar (36.57%); Blastocystis hominis (12.57%), Giardia lamblia (10.29%), Isospora belli (3.14%) and Balantidium coli (0...
  90. doi Intestinal parasites of endangered orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) in Central and East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia
    E M Labes
    University of Zurich, Institute of Parasitology, Winterthurerstrasse 266a, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Parasitology 137:123-35. 2010
    ..Various genera of Protozoa (including Entamoeba, Endolimax, Iodamoeba, Balantidium, Giardia and Blastocystis), nematodes (such as Strongyloides, Trichuris, Ascaris, Enterobius, Trichostrongylus and hookworms) and one ..
  91. ncbi [Distribution of entero-parasitic infections in the Peruvian Highland: study carried out in six rural communities of the department of Puno, Peru]
    Vicente Maco Flores
    Estudiante de la Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
    Rev Gastroenterol Peru 22:304-9. 2002
    ..6%, Iodamoeba butschlii 14.3%, Blastocystis hominis 9.9%, and Chilomastix mesnili 2.2%. Most of the patients had poly parasitism (58...
  92. ncbi [Evaluation of parasitology laboratory results of a group of people older than 15 years of age in Kutahya]
    Cihangir Akdemir
    Dumlupinar Universitesi, Sağlik Hizmetleri Eğitim Araştirma ve Uygulama Merkezi Hastanesi, Kutahya, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 31:129-32. 2007
    ..48%, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar 0.74%, Isospora belli 0.30%, Iodamoeba butschlii 1.33%, Blastocystis hominis 1.04%, Endolimax nana 0.44%, Entamoeba coli 1.04%, Taenia saginata 0.44%, Trichostrongylus spp. 0...
  93. pmc Evaluation of intestinal protozoan morphology in human fecal specimens preserved in EcoFix: comparison of Wheatley's trichrome stain and EcoStain
    L S Garcia
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, 90095 1713, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1974-6. 1998
    ..dispar (5), Entamoeba coli (9), Entamoeba hartmanni (6), Endolimax nana (12), Iodamoeba bütschlii (8), Blastocystis hominis (19), Giardia lamblia (6), Dientamoeba fragilis (2), yeast (2), and leukocytes (2)...
  94. ncbi [Enteric parasites and AIDS in Haiti: utility of detection and treatment of intestinal parasites in family members]
    C P Raccurt
    Service de parasitologie et mycologie médicales, Faculté de Medecine et Centre hospitalier universitaire d Amiens, France
    Med Trop (Mars) 66:461-4. 2006
    ..This is the first time that 5 protozoa, i.e., Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba hartmanni, E...
  95. ncbi [Comparison of the results of examination of fecal samples from students at six months intervals in the Alahaci village primary school in Sivas]
    Serpil Degerli
    Cumhuriyet Universitesi, Tip Fakültesi Parazitoloji Anabilim Dali, Sivas, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 30:305-7. 2006
    ..9%), Entamoeba histolytica in 10 (5.3%), Hymenolepis nana in 9 (%4.8%), Endolimax nana in 8 (4.2%), Blastocystis hominis in 2 (1.1%) and Iodamoeba butschlii in 1(0.5%)...
  96. ncbi Histochemical detection of carbohydrates of Blastocystis hominis
    H Yoshikawa
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Nara Women s University, Japan
    J Eukaryot Microbiol 42:70-4. 1995
    The carbohydrates of Blastocystis hominis were detected by histochemical techniques using light and electron microscopy. B...
  97. doi Intestinal parasitism in the animals of the zoological garden "Peña Escrita" (Almuñecar, Spain)
    G Perez Cordon
    Departamento de Parasitologia, Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Biotecnologia, C Severo Ochoa, 18071 Granada, Universidad de Granada, Spain
    Vet Parasitol 156:302-9. 2008
    ..The most frequent cases of multiple parasitism were Eimeria spp. plus Blastocystis spp. and Eimeria spp. plus Nematodirus spp., in the last case the animals presented explosive diarrhoea...
  98. ncbi [Evaluation of parasitological laboratory results of a group of people older than 15 years of age in Kutahya]
    Cihangir Akdemir
    Dumlupinar Universitesi, Sağlik Hizmetleri Eğitim Araştirma ve Uygulama Merkezi Hastanesi, Kutahya, Turkey
    Turkiye Parazitol Derg 31:37-40. 2007
    ..48%, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar 0.74%, Isospora belli 0.30%, Iodamoeba butschlii 1.33%, Blastocystis hominis 1.04%, Endolimax nana 0.44%, Entamoeba coli 1.04%, Taenia saginata 0.44%, Trichostrongylus spp. 0...
  99. ncbi [Survey of intestinal parasites among an aboriginal community in Salta]
    Claudia I Menghi
    Departamento de Bioquimica Clinica, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica, Hospital de Clinicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 67:705-8. 2007
    ..The parasites more frequently found were, among the protozoans Blastocystis hominis (58.9%), Entamoeba coli (51.8%), Giardia lamblia (27.7%) and Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar (24.1%)...
  100. pmc A retrospective analysis of prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites among school children in the Palajunoj Valley of Guatemala
    David M Cook
    Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science, Brigham Young University, 421 N 100 E Provo, UT 84606, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 27:31-40. 2009
    ..the following parasites: Ascaris lumbricoides, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, Hymenolepis nana, and Blastocystis hominis. The average overall prevalences of infection for specific parasites were A. lumbricoides 17.7%, E...
  101. doi Patterns of infection with intestinal parasites in Qatar among food handlers and housemaids from different geographical regions of origin
    Marawan A Abu-Madi
    Department of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, PO Box 2713, Doha, Qatar
    Acta Trop 106:213-20. 2008
    ..hookworms and Ascaris lumbricoides) and 4 protozoans (Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, non-pathogenic Entamoebae, Blastocystis hominis and Giardia lamblia). Overall prevalence of infections, all species combined was 33.9% (13...