Help! I have a parasite

A.Caon acaon at senet.com.au
Mon Mar 10 08:02:54 EST 1997


cigolott at nbnet.nb.ca wrote:

>In message
><oobarrig.120.33176AD3 at pop.service.ohio-state.edu> -
>oobarrig at pop.service.ohio-state.edu (Omar O. Barriga)
>writes:
>>

>>>Does anyone out there have any information on this parasite :
>>
>>>DIENTAMOEBA FRAGILIS trophozoites
>>

 The troubling aspect of this is
>where these folks picked up a tropical organism with no
>signs of foreign contact.....
 I live in Adelaide Australia (definitely not tropical) and
Dientamoeba fragilis is the second most common protozoan pathogen
(behind Giardia) reported from faecal samples. It is regarded most
micrbiologists here as a pathogen, especially if the patient has
symptoms.




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