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What is Balantidiasis?

What is Balantidiasis?

  • Balantidiasis: Intestinal infection with a parasitic protozoa (Balantidium coli) resulting in intestinal inflammation. It is usually transmitted through direct or indirect contact with pig fecal matter.
  • Balantidiasis: Infection by parasitic PROTOZOA of the genus BALANTIDIUM. The presence of Balantidium in the LARGE INTESTINE leads to DIARRHEA; DYSENTERY; and occasionally ULCER.
    Source - Diseases Database

Balantidiasis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Balantidiasis, or a subtype of Balantidiasis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Balantidiasis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Balantidiasis: Introduction

Types of Balantidiasis:

Broader types of Balantidiasis:

How serious is Balantidiasis?

Complications of Balantidiasis: see complications of Balantidiasis

What causes Balantidiasis?

Causes of Balantidiasis: see causes of Balantidiasis

What are the symptoms of Balantidiasis?

Symptoms of Balantidiasis: see symptoms of Balantidiasis

Complications of Balantidiasis: see complications of Balantidiasis

Can anyone else get Balantidiasis?

More information: see contagiousness of Balantidiasis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Balantidiasis

Balantidiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Balantidiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Balantidiasis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Balantidiasis: Gastroenterologist, Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Balantidiasis.
Treatments for Balantidiasis: see treatments for Balantidiasis

Name and Aliases of Balantidiasis

Main name of condition: Balantidiasis

Other names or spellings for Balantidiasis:

Balantidiosis, Balantidial dysentery, Ciliary dysentery, Human balantidiasis

Balantidium Source - Diseases Database

Human balantidiasis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Balantidiasis: Related Conditions

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