Tropical Parasitology

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: 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122--124

Severe Blastocystis subtype 3 infection in a patient with colorectal cancer


Shashiraja Padukone, Jharna Mandal, Subhash Chandra Parija 
 Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Subhash Chandra Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India

Colorectal cancer (CRC), more of lifestyle-related disorder, is one of the deadliest types of cancer across the globe. Nevertheless, infectious agents could be responsible for 20% of cancer. Recent findings have indicated the association of Blastocystis in CRC and recommend routine screening for Blastocystis. Herein, we describe a case of CRC with severe Blastocystis infection.


How to cite this article:
Padukone S, Mandal J, Parija SC. Severe Blastocystis subtype 3 infection in a patient with colorectal cancer.Trop Parasitol 2017;7:122-124


How to cite this URL:
Padukone S, Mandal J, Parija SC. Severe Blastocystis subtype 3 infection in a patient with colorectal cancer. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];7:122-124
Available from: http://www.tropicalparasitology.org/article.asp?issn=2229-5070;year=2017;volume=7;issue=2;spage=122;epage=124;aulast=Padukone;type=0