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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 92, No. 3, 1997, pp. 321-322
Bioline Code: oc97059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 92, No. 3, 1997, pp. 321-322

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Blastocystis hominis Infection in Cuban AIDS Patients
Angel Escobedo & Fidel Angel Nunez


Blastocystis hominis, previously known as a yeast, is being considered a
potential pathogenic protozoan by different authors . However, others
believe it to be a commensal microorganism . 

There are many reports that show the possibility of this microorganism to cause gastrointestinal disorders in patients with immunodeficiency diseases . We present here the results of a coproparasitological study carried out in Cuban AIDS patients in whom the prevalence of B. hominis infection had never been studied.

Blastocystis hominis infection - AIDS

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