Disease Information for Balantidiasis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bloody diarrhea
Constipation in Elderly
Diarrhea
Diarrhea, chronic
Diarrhea, recurrent
Stool color/appearance abnormal
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Mild illness
Course/Subclinical presentation possible
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Fecal/oral route infection spread
Exposure/Night soil fertilized vegetables/ingestion
Exposure/Pigs/Swine/Hogs
Recent Event
Recent/Travel
Population Group
Population/Immigrant population
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Stool Formed elements/stool microscope exam
Microlab/Stool Oocyste
Microlab/Stool ova/parasites/abnormal
Microlab/Trophozoites/amebae in stool
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
STOOL Erythrocytes/RBCs
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Colonoscopy/Abnormal
Colonoscopy/Colon ulcers
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Constipation
Enterocolitis, Infection
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Flagellated micro-organism (ex)
AGENT/Intestinal parasite infestation (ex)
AGENT/Protozoan bowel disease (ex)
AGENT/Protozoan disease (ex)
AGENT/Protozoan/oocyst transmission physiology
AGENT/Protozoan/plasmodia (category)
AGENT/Spore/endocyst forming organism (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Infectious diarrhea (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Doxycycline
RX/Iodoquinol (Yodoxin)
RX/Metronidazol (Flagyl)
RX/Paromomycin (Humatin)
RX/Tetracycline (Achromycin)
Definition

Infection by protozoan parasites of the genus BALANTIDIUM. The presence of Balantidium in the large intestine leads to diarrhea, dysentery, and occasionally ulceration.

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