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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El resto de bacterias y parasitos (Trichuris suis, Balantidium coli, Giardia intestinalis, Strongyloides spp.
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Concentracion Inhibitoria minima de antimicrobianos en Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica-dispar y Balantidium coli.
Es de senalar que la mayoria de las especies de protozoarios se encontro en los tres afluentes en estudio, con excepcion de las muestras analizadas en Quebrada Seca donde no se observo la presencia Isospora sp, Balantidium sp.
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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%).
2) Eh/Ed: Entamoeba histolytica/ dispar, Ec: Entamoeba coli, En: Endolimax nana, Ib: lodamoeba butschlii, Gd: Giardia duodenalis, Bc: Balantidium coli, Bh: Blastocystis hominis, Hkw: Hookworms, Hn: Hymenolepis nana, Hd: Hymenolepis diminuta, Ss: Strongyloides stercoralis, Cap: apillaria sp.
El hecho de estar infectado con un organismo comensal indica que el individuo esta expuesto a adquirir verdaderos agentes patogenos, como Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Balantidium coli o helmintos intestinales; debido a que las fuentes de contaminacion de los comensales son semejantes a la de la mayoria de los parasitos patogenos (22).
duodenalis), some move by cilia that cause waves of movement (such as Balantidium coli), whereas others have no organs for motion in the adult form (such as T.
and Balantidium coli, as well as the mites Dermacentor halli, Dermacentor latus, Amblyomma cajannense, Amblyomma coelebs, Amblyomma ovale, Anocentor nitens and Ixodes bicornis.