PA1804-3

Stool: Blastocystis species –  Shipped April 16, 2018 

Educational Highlights

  • The presence of Blastocystis species in stool samples from patients showing gastrointestinal symptoms does not necessarily imply that symptoms are due to this organism, and other infective and non-infective causes should be investigated.
  • Recent studies have shown Blastocystis species, in heavy infections, may cause periodic, mild to moderate diarrhea and intestinal discomfort in children.

Full critique (PDF)

Posted in critiques, Enteric Parasitology Results Tagged with: