[Blastocystis hominis infection frequency: a year of study]

G E N. 1990 Jul-Sep;44(3):217-20.
[Article in Spanish]


Since July 1987 to June 1988, out of a total of 2,009 stool examinations performed at a private laboratory, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, we could identify Blastocystis hominis in 206 of them, using the methods of wet preparation with S.S.F., Iugol and Quensel. Clinical information was obtained in 73 patients. The group more affected was the one older than 12 years of age. We suggest the investigation and to report B. hominis in the feces test, because in presence of clinic manifestations and absence of other enteropathogenic can be the responsible.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Animals
  • Blastocystis Infections / complications
  • Blastocystis Infections / epidemiology*
  • Blastocystis hominis*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diarrhea / parasitology
  • Diarrhea, Infantile / parasitology
  • Feces / parasitology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Venezuela / epidemiology