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What is Blastocystis hominis?

What is Blastocystis hominis?

  • Blastocystis hominis: Common parasitic condition often causing digestive symptoms.
  • Blastocystis hominis: A species of parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of humans and other primates. It was classified as a yeast in 1912. Over the years, questions arose about this designation. In 1967, many physiological and morphological B. hominis characteristics were reported that fit a protozoan classification. Since that time, other papers have corroborated this work and the organism is now recognized as a protozoan parasite of humans causing intestinal disease with potentially disabling symptoms.
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Blastocystis hominis: Introduction

Types of Blastocystis hominis:

Broader types of Blastocystis hominis:

What causes Blastocystis hominis?

Causes of Blastocystis hominis: see causes of Blastocystis hominis

What are the symptoms of Blastocystis hominis?

Symptoms of Blastocystis hominis: see symptoms of Blastocystis hominis

Duration of Blastocystis hominis: Blastocystis can remain in the intestines for weeks, months, or years. (Source: excerpt from Blastocystis hominis Infection: DPD)

Can anyone else get Blastocystis hominis?

More information: see contagiousness of Blastocystis hominis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Blastocystis hominis

Blastocystis hominis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Blastocystis hominis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Blastocystis hominis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Blastocystis hominis: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Blastocystis hominis.
Treatments for Blastocystis hominis: see treatments for Blastocystis hominis
Prevention of Blastocystis hominis: see prevention of Blastocystis hominis
Research for Blastocystis hominis: see research for Blastocystis hominis

Name and Aliases of Blastocystis hominis

Main name of condition: Blastocystis hominis

Class of Condition for Blastocystis hominis: parasite

Other names or spellings for Blastocystis hominis:


Blastocystis hominis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Blastocystis hominis:

  • Blastocytosis
  • Granular cyst
  • Amoeboid cyst

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