Blastocystis

What is Blastocystis?

Blastocystis is a single-celled parasite which is commonly found in people who have diarrhoea or other intestinal symptoms. There is a great deal of debate about whether Blastocystis causes illness or not. Often there is another cause of the symptoms which has not yet been found.Blastocystis is found throughout the world, especially in developing countries, and occurs in humans and many other types of animals. It is not known how the infection is transmitted, but it may be through contaminated food and water.

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Hello, I was just diagnosed with blastocystis hominis, though I believe I have either blood flukes or tapeworms either in addition to or instead...

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Brief Answer:
No most likely it remain confined to particular areas.

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Thanks for query.

Blastocystis hominis is a microscopic...

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I have tested positive for blastocystis. What are the best treatment possibilities for this parasite? I am breastfeeding....

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do you need treatment??

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Hello,

the only treatment that can be taken during pregnancy (category B drug) is...

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What is the best treatment for blastocystis hominus? Is it okay to treat it with Entamidazole?

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Yes, it can be used to treat Blastocystiis hormonis!

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Hi and thank you so much for this query.

Entamizole(not...

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