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An overview of Blastocystis protozoa and its pathogenicity importance
Ali Asghari Mr 1, Majid Pirestani Dr1, Maryam Zare Ms2
1- Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Dep. of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Shiraz university of Medical Sciences
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Blastocystis sp. is among the few enteric parasites with a prevalence that often exceeds 5% in the general population of developed countries and can reach 30-60% in developing countries. This parasite is frequently found in people who are immunocompromised (patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or cancer) and a higher risk of Blastocystis sp. infection has been found in people with close animal contact. Such prevalence in the human population and the zoonotic potential naturally raise questions about the impact of these parasites on public health and has increased interest in this area. Recent in vitro and in vivo studies have shed new light on the pathogenic power of this parasite, suggesting that Blastocystis sp. infection is associated with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders, may play a significant role in irritable bowel syndrome, and may be linked with cutaneous lesions (urticaria). In this review, we investigate several biological aspects of Blastocystis sp.
Keywords: Blastocystis, clinical symptoms, pathogenesis, IBS, diagnosis
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: انگل شناسی
Received: 2018/09/23 | Accepted: 2018/09/23 | Published: 2018/09/23
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Asghari A, Pirestani M, Zare M. An overview of Blastocystis protozoa and its pathogenicity importance. 3. 2018; 10 (40) :30-38
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