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]

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
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neodebliecki oocysts, 4 (6.2 percent) for Trichuris suis eggs and 3 (4.6 percent) for Balantidium coli cysts.
Grenouillet, "Dysenteric syndrome due to Balantidium coli: a case report," New Microbiologica, vol.
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.
Similarly in another parasitic species of ciliate protozoan, Balantidium coli infection cattle in Pakistan were treated with secnidazole at a dosage of 10 mg/kg perorally with a final efficacy of 87.5%, making it the most efffective choice in contrast to metronidazole or oxytetracycline in that study (30).
En el examen coprologico se encontraron 39.000 huevos de Ascaris lumbricoides por gramo de materia fecal (infeccion intensa); 20.000 huevos de Trichiuris trichiurapor gramo de materia fecal (infeccion intensa); trofozoitos de Balantidium coli (++) y huevos de Paragonimus spp.
Apart from the soil- transmitted and other intestinal helminths 9% of children showed protozoal infections like Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, and Balantidium coli.
dispar y Balantidium coli frente a diversos antimicrobianos, constituye una alternativa (en caso de validarse) de utilidad potencial para su aplicacion en el tratamiento contra los protozoarios, asi como en la vigilancia de la resistencia.
Cyclospora cayetanensis, Isospora belli, Sarcocystis Species, Balantidium coli, and Blastocystis hominis.
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).
La principal manifestacion clinica atribuible a los protozoarios es la diarrea aguda o cronica, a la ya tradicional lista de parasitos intestinales Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia y Balantidium coli, se agregan otros agentes patogenos encontrados con relativa frecuencia en ninos con diarrea tales como: Dientamoeba fragilis, Isospora belli, Sarcocyties sp y Cryptosporidium spp.