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Blastocystis sp. subtype 4 is common in Danish Blastocystis-positive patients presenting with acute diarrhea.
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PMID:  21633023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fecal samples from 444 Danish patients presenting with acute diarrhea were tested for Blastocystis and positive samples were subtyped to investigate the prevalence and subtype distribution of Blastocystis in this patient group. A total of 25 patients (5.6%) were positive, and 19 of these patients (76.0%) were positive for Blastocystis sp. ST4. Because the relative prevalence of ST4 in other patients presenting with other types of diarrhea (persistent, travel-related, and human immunodeficiency virus-related) in Denmark is low, the role of Blastocystis sp. ST4 in the etiology of acute diarrhea should be investigated further.
Christen Rune Stensvold; Dorte Bang Christiansen; Katharina Elisabeth Pribil Olsen; Henrik Vedel Nielsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1476-1645     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-02     Completed Date:  2011-08-04     Revised Date:  2013-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  883-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Laboratory of Parasitology, Department of Microbiological Diagnostics, Statens Serum Institut, Artillerivej 5, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease / epidemiology
Blastocystis / classification*,  isolation & purification*
Blastocystis Infections / epidemiology*,  parasitology*
Child, Preschool
DNA, Protozoan / isolation & purification
Denmark / epidemiology
Diarrhea / parasitology*
Feces / parasitology
Middle Aged
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Protozoan

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