Treatment of Balantidiasis. Balantidium coli infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics. Three drugs are commonly used and administered orally. Ferri, L.V. Contribution to the Epidemiology of Balantidiasis. Trop. Dis. Bull. . Santos, J.A. Aureomicina en el tratamiento de balantidiasis coli. Bol. Asoc. méd. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Human balantidiasis. A case report | A year-old woman, who presented to hospital with melaena and faecal peritonitis.

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Mature cysts are passed with feces.

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Note the visible cilia on the cell surface. The balantidiasiw reside in the lumen of the large intestine of humans and animals, where they replicate by binary fission, during which conjugation may occur.

Symptoms can be severe in debilitated persons. Image contributed by the Oregon Public Health Laboratory.

Other potential animal reservoirs include rodents and nonhuman primates. For an overview including prevention and control visit www. Thus stool specimens should be collected repeatedly, and immediately examined or preserved to enhance detection of the parasite.


Enter Email Address What’s this? Note balabtidiasis cytosome black arrow and the bean shaped macronucleus.

DPDx is an education resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. Image Gallery Balantidium coli cysts in wet mounts. Life Cycle Cysts are the parasite stage responsible for balntidiasis of balantidiasis.


Balantidium coli is passed intermittently and once outside the colon is rapidly destroyed. Most cases are asymptomatic. Trophozoites are characterized by: Some trophozoites invade the wall of the colon and multiply. Some return to the lumen and disintegrate.

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Linking to a non-federal site does not constitute an endorsement balantidiasiz HHS, CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or bakantidiasis information and products presented on the site. Because pigs are an animal reservoir, human infections occur more frequently in areas where pigs are raised. Clinical manifestations, when present, include persistent diarrhea, occasionally dysentery, abdominal pain, and weight loss.


Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Laboratory Diagnosis Laboratory Diagnosis Diagnosis is based on detection of trophozoites in stool specimens or in tissue collected during endoscopy.

Get Email Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Morphologic comparison with other intestinal parasites. The host most often acquires the cyst through ingestion of contaminated food or water. Trophozoites undergo encystation to produce infective cysts. Cysts are less frequently encountered.

December 4, Page balantidiasiw updated: Following ingestion, excystation occurs in the small intestine, and the trophozoites colonize the large intestine. Diagnosis is based on detection of trophozoites in stool specimens or in tissue collected during endoscopy. Cysts are the parasite stage responsible for transmission of balantidiasis. Both Balantidium coli trophozoites and cysts are found in stool.