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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-84

A case report of an uncommon parasitic infection of human balantidiasis


Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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S C Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.175118

PMID: 26998438

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Balantidium coli, a large, ciliated pathogen, is known to cause balantidiasis in humans. We report a case of B. coli infection in a 37-year-old male with tuberculosis and presenting with fever, anorexia, mild abdominal pain, and episodes of loose stools for 1 week.


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