Blastocystis


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Blastocystis

(blas'tō-sis'tis),
A genus of yeastlike parasites in the digestive tract of mammals; generally considered nonpathogenic. Its relationship to fungi is now being questioned owing to protozoan characteristics, such as lack of cell walls, a membrane-bound central body, pseudopod activity, protozoan type of Golgi apparatus and mitochondria, and reproduction by sporulation or binary fission rather than by budding.
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Blastocystis is a single-celled parasite that is usually transferred by fecal-oral transmission and also affects the intestinal tract.
There is information on several hundred conditions ranging from the clinical such as Blastocystis hominis infection to the seemingly benign bags under the eyes.
38 Microsporidia, 47 Blastocystis spp, 38 Entamoeba coli kisti, 18 Dientemoeba, 9 Chilomastix, 9 Strongyloides spp.
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Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, and Clostridium difficile.
Intestinal parasites among food handlers in Qualyobia governorate, with reference to the pathogenic parasite blastocystis hominis.
Diferentes estudios moleculares han comprobado una extensa variabilidad genetica en aislados provenientes de mamiferos, aves, anfibios y humanos (2), razon por la cual la denominacion Blastocystis hominis ha sido reemplazada por Blastocystis sp.