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Treatment of Balantidiasis. Balantidium coli infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics. Three drugs are commonly used and administered orally. Ferri, L.V. Contribution to the Epidemiology of Balantidiasis. Trop. Dis. Bull. . Santos, J.A. Aureomicina en el tratamiento de balantidiasis coli. Bol. Asoc. méd. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Human balantidiasis. A case report | A year-old woman, who presented to hospital with melaena and faecal peritonitis.

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Laboratory Diagnosis Laboratory Diagnosis Diagnosis is based on detection of trophozoites in stool specimens or in tissue tratamiiento during endoscopy.

Other potential animal reservoirs include rodents and nonhuman primates. The host most often acquires the cyst through ingestion of contaminated food or water. Trophozoites are characterized by: DPDx is an education resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. Image contributed by the Oregon Public Health Laboratory.

Enter Email Address What’s this? December tratamoento, Content source: The trophozoites reside in the lumen of the large intestine of humans and animals, where they replicate by binary fission, during which conjugation may occur.


Symptoms can be severe in debilitated persons. Note the cytosome black arrow and the bean shaped macronucleus. Both Balantidium coli trophozoites and cysts balantidaisis found in stool. Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Mature cysts are passed with feces. For an overview including prevention and control visit www.

Cysts are less frequently encountered. Trophozoites undergo encystation to produce infective cysts.

Image Gallery Balantidium coli cysts in wet mounts. Because pigs are an animal reservoir, human infections occur more frequently in balantodiasis where pigs are raised.

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Cysts are the parasite stage responsible for transmission of balantidiasis. Clinical manifestations, when present, balaantidiasis persistent diarrhea, occasionally dysentery, abdominal pain, and weight loss.

Life Cycle Cysts are the parasite stage responsible for transmission of balantidiasis. Balantidium coli is passed intermittently and once outside the colon is rapidly destroyed.


Note the visible cilia on the cell surface. Some trophozoites invade the wall of the colon and multiply.


December 4, Page last updated: Some return to the lumen and disintegrate. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content.

Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Following ingestion, excystation occurs in the small intestine, and the trophozoites colonize the large intestine. Diagnosis is based on detection of trophozoites in stool specimens or in tissue collected during endoscopy.

Morphologic comparison with other intestinal parasites. Linking to a non-federal site does not constitute an endorsement by HHS, CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the site.

Thus stool specimens should be collected repeatedly, and immediately examined or preserved to enhance detection of the parasite. Most cases are asymptomatic.