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Update on human infections caused by intestinal protozoa.
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PMID:  19119509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update the reader on the recent literature discussing human infections due to intestinal protozoa. RECENT FINDINGS: Diarrheal diseases due to intestinal protozoa cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide in a variety of patient populations. New literature on key pathogens Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, Isospora, Giardia, and Entamoeba histolytica are discussed. SUMMARY: The recent medical literature on these pathogens has focused on new advances in understanding human genetic markers associated with susceptibility to infection and the use of molecular diagnostic techniques for both outbreak investigations (molecular epidemiology) and to understand the variability of clinical disease within species and subspecies.
Kristen K Pierce; Beth D Kirkpatrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in gastroenterology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1531-7056     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-02     Completed Date:  2009-05-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506887     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Gastroenterol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Unit of Infectious Diseases, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diarrhea / epidemiology,  genetics,  parasitology*
Eukaryota / isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Intestinal Mucosa / parasitology
Protozoan Infections / epidemiology,  genetics,  parasitology*
Risk Factors
World Health
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