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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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Balantidium coli y coccidias sobreviven mejor en un ambiente humedo protegido de la luz directa del sol [13, 46].
Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Taenia spp, Strongyloides-like parasite, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar/moshkovski, Giardia duodenalis and Balantidium coli were detected from gut contents.
Apart from the soil- transmitted and other intestinal helminths 9% of children showed protozoal infections like Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Balantidium coli.
hystolitica/dispar ambos com 37 (27,4%) positivos; Iodamoeba butschlii com 11 (8,1%) e Balantidium coli e Blastocystis hominis com um (0,7%) exame positivo para cada.
longicaudum, Trichuris suis, Strongyloides ransomi y protozoos intestinales como: Isospora suis (Balantidium coli y diversas Coccidias del genero Eimeria).