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.

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