Balantidium


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Balantidium

 [bal″an-tid´e-um]
a genus of ciliated protozoa, including many species found in the intestine in vertebrates and invertebrates. B. co´li is a common parasite of swine and sometimes causes balantidiasis in humans.

Balantidium

(bal'an-tid'ē-ŭm),
A genus of ciliates (family Balantidiidae) found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates.
[G. balantidion, dim of ballantion, a bag]

Balantidium

/Bal·an·tid·i·um/ (bal″an-tid´e-um) a genus of ciliated protozoa, including many species found in the intestine in vertebrates and invertebrates, including B. co´li, a common parasite of swine, rarely in humans, in whom it may cause dysentery.

Ba·lan·tid·i·um

(bal-an-tid'ē-ŭm)
A genus of ciliates (family Balantidiidae) found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates.
[G. balantidion, dim of ballantion, a bag]

Balantidium

(băl-ăn-tĭd′ē-ŭm) [Gr. balantidion, a bag]
A genus of ciliated protozoa. A number of species are found in the intestines of both vertebrates and invertebrates.
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Balantidium coli

A normal parasite of swine and the largest protozoan parasite of humans. It causes balantidiasis. See: illustration

Balantidium

a genus of ciliated protozoa, including many species found in the intestine in vertebrates and invertebrates, predominantly in primates, pigs and humans. See also balantidiasis.

Balantidium coli
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For example, they are known to carry pathogenic viruses such as poliomyelitis, protozoa such as Entamoeba histolytica, Trichomonas hominis, Giardia intestinalis and Balantidium coli, and bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Shigella dysenteriae, and Salmonella species including S.
A case of lung involvement with Balantidium coli complicated by severe pulmonary haemorrhage resulting in iron deficiency anaemia has not, to our knowledge, been described previously.
Highest prevalences were found for Strongyloides (individuals 37%; groups 58%), hookworms (41%; 58%), Balantidium (40%; 61%), Entamoeba coli (29%; 53%) and a trichostrongylid (13%; 32%).
We discuss means to differentiate this entity from the pathogenic-ciliated protozoa Balantidium coli.