Treatment of Balantidiasis. Balantidium coli infection can be treated effectively with antibiotics. Three drugs are commonly used and administered orally. Ferri, L.V. Contribution to the Epidemiology of Balantidiasis. Trop. Dis. Bull. . Santos, J.A. Aureomicina en el tratamiento de balantidiasis coli. Bol. Asoc. méd. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Human balantidiasis. A case report | A year-old woman, who presented to hospital with melaena and faecal peritonitis.

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Linking to a non-federal site does not constitute an endorsement by HHS, CDC or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the site. December 4, Page last updated: Trophozoites undergo encystation to produce infective cysts.

Both Balantidium coli trophozoites and cysts are found in stool. For an overview including prevention balantkdiasis control visit www. Note the visible cilia on the cell surface.

Symptoms can be severe in debilitated persons.

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Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. The host most often acquires the cyst through ingestion of contaminated food or water.


Cysts are the parasite stage responsible for transmission of balantidiasis. Some trophozoites invade the wall of the colon and multiply. December 4, Content source: Mature cysts are passed with feces.

Life Cycle Cysts are the parasite stage responsible for transmission of balantidiasis. Most cases are asymptomatic. DPDx is an education resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content. Because pigs are an animal reservoir, human infections occur more frequently in areas where pigs are raised.

Get Tratamientto Updates To receive email updates about this page, enter your email address: Following ingestion, excystation occurs in the small intestine, and the trophozoites colonize the large intestine.


Trophozoites are characterized by: Image contributed by the Oregon Public Health Laboratory. Morphologic comparison with other intestinal parasites. Note the cytosome black arrow and the bean shaped macronucleus. Clinical manifestations, when present, include persistent diarrhea, occasionally dysentery, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Enter Email Address What’s this?


Thus stool specimens should be collected repeatedly, and immediately examined or preserved to enhance detection of the parasite. Balantidium coli is passed tfatamiento and once outside the colon is rapidly destroyed.

Other potential animal reservoirs include rodents and nonhuman primates. The trophozoites reside tratamisnto the lumen of the large intestine of humans and animals, where they replicate by binary fission, during which conjugation may occur.

Image Gallery Balantidium coli cysts in wet mounts. Cysts are less frequently encountered. Some return to the lumen and disintegrate. Diagnosis is based on detection of trophozoites in stool specimens or in tissue collected during endoscopy. Laboratory Diagnosis Laboratory Diagnosis Diagnosis is based on detection of balantixiasis in stool specimens or in tissue collected during endoscopy.