Help! I have a parasite

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

cigolott at wrote:

>In message
><oobarrig.120.33176AD3 at> -
>oobarrig at (Omar O. Barriga)

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

 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

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