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What is Ciliary dysentery?

What is Ciliary dysentery?

  • Ciliary dysentery: A form of gastroenteritis caused by a ciliated parasite called Balantidium coli. The parasites are usually found in swine. Symptoms can persist from one to four weeks but may recur if not treated.

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

Ciliary dysentery: Introduction

Types of Ciliary dysentery:

Broader types of Ciliary dysentery:

How serious is Ciliary dysentery?

Complications of Ciliary dysentery: see complications of Ciliary dysentery

What causes Ciliary dysentery?

Causes of Ciliary dysentery: see causes of Ciliary dysentery

What are the symptoms of Ciliary dysentery?

Symptoms of Ciliary dysentery: see symptoms of Ciliary dysentery

Complications of Ciliary dysentery: see complications of Ciliary dysentery

Can anyone else get Ciliary dysentery?

More information: see contagiousness of Ciliary dysentery
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ciliary dysentery

Ciliary dysentery: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ciliary dysentery.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ciliary dysentery.

How is it treated?

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

Name of Ciliary dysentery

Main name of condition: Ciliary dysentery

Ciliary dysentery: Related Conditions

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