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Balantidiasis Complications

The list below is the common complications or problems experienced by individuals affected by this disease. Perforation or puncture of the ulcer Peritonitis Inflammation or swelling of the lining of the abdominal cavity.

Balantidiasis Definition

Balantidiasis is an infection of the intestine with parasitic protozoa (Balantidium coli) that results in swelling of the intestine. The disease is commonly acquired thru direct or indirect exposure with pig fecal matter.

Balantidiasis Symptoms and Signs

The most common symptoms of Balantidiasis: Asymptomatic Fever Nausea Vomiting Abdominal pain Bloody diarrhea Intestinal ulcers

Balantidiasis Test

Diagnosis depends on the determination of trophozoites in stool samples or in tissue accumulated during endoscopy and cysts are less commonly met. Balantidium coli are conceded occasionally and once outside the colon are quickly damaged. To improve detection of the parasite, constant collection of stool samples must be collected. Diagnostic findings Microscopy Morphologic comparison with other intestinal parasites

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