Volume 13, Issue 1 And 2 (September 1989)                   Research in Medicine 1989, 13(1 And 2): 37-42 | Back to browse issues page

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Bashiribod H. Blastocystis Hominis, Intestinal Parasite or Nonpathogen Microorganism?. Research in Medicine. 1989; 13 (1 and 2) :37-42
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2479-en.html
Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (133 Views)
Blastocystis hominis is a worldwide distributed microorganism with no definite host. In addition to human beings it has been diagnosed in variety of animals. This organism which is abundantly found in routine stool examinations and also 'in some cases has been identified as a factor causing severe diarrhea, earlier regarded as a fungi. Later it was distinguished as cyst of intes􀀇inal Trichomonas and finally about twenty years ago as a parasite protozoan of digestive tract. For a definite remark about the characteristics of this enigmatic microorganism and its evaluation further studies are necessary. 
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 1988/04/27 | Accepted: 1988/11/8 | Published: 1989/04/28

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