Blasto. hominis - Question for UK techs

Massimo Giola mgiola at libero.it
Mon Jul 1 09:53:42 EST 2002


Hi,
I'm an Italian infectious diseases specialist with a special interest in
parasitology.
In my opinion, your husband's mother needs not to be treated for her B.
hominis.
The opinion of most specialists is that's not a pathogen, and that its
proliferation in stools is a mere epiphenomenon of something else going
wrong (maybe an intestinal malabsorption).
Put her on a diet without milk and dairy products for some weeks, maybe
adding some probiotic bacteria to reconstitute a normal bacterial population
in her guts, probably disrupted by Metronidazole.
I hope to be of some help.

Massimo Giola, M.D.
Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Varese Hospital, Italy




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