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Infant having diarrhea and fever, stool exam showed blastocystis hominis, yeast and glucose cells. Treatment advise?

hi! my baby boy had a diarrhea and on and off fever for 3 days. i just received the result of stool exam of my 10th month old baby boy. it said there that there was a few blastocystis hominis present in his stool, in addition there were also ++ result yeast cell and +++result glucose cell found in the stool. what would be the findings with these infos and how will i administer treatment to my baby. thanks! YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 30 Sep 2012
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Thank you for your query.

Blastocystits hominis is a protozoan parasite found in animal host intestine from where humans can get infected. Do you have pet animals at home? There is no specific treatment for it. If signs and symptoms do not improve over a period of time, symptomatic treatment can be provided.

I shall not worry of the yeast cells as they can be present in a normal stool. Presence of glucose or reducing substance is very common in diarrhoea and shall revert to normal once diarrhoea gets controlled.

I suggest that you take care of the feeding hygiene for your child and ensure that he is properly hydrated.

Wishing your son an early recovery.


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