Blastocystis hominis, previously considered a harmless yeast, is now classified as a protozoan inhabiting the human intestinal tract. The pathogenicity of B. hominis remains controversial and is currently the subject of extensive debate.1- 5 As a result of the uncertainty surrounding the pathogenic role of B. hominis, large-scale treatment trials of B. hominis infection have so far been lacking. In spite of this, several drugs have been reported to be active against the parasite.6-8 The present study was carried out in order to evaluate the efficacy of metronidazole treatment in inducing clinical remission and parasitologic eradication in immunocompetent individuals with B. hominis as the only evident cause of diarrhea.
|Titolo:||A placebo-controlled treatment trial of Blastocystis hominis infection with metronidazole|
|Autori interni:||CACOPARDO, Bruno Santi|
PATAMIA, Ildebrando Maria Concett
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF TRAVEL MEDICINE|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|