Acta Trop 2021 Nov 31;223:106069. Epub 2021 Jul 31.
Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Federal Fluminense University, Biomedical Institute, Professor Hernani de Mello Street, 101, São Domingos, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro 24210-130, Brazil; Toxoplasmosis and other Protozoosis Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institut, Oswaldo Cruz Foudation, Brazil Avenue, 4365, Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro 21045-900, Brazil. Electronic address:
Balantioides coli is a protozoan that infects different hosts species, including humans, with zoonotic transmission. The parasite, which lives in the large intestine and in other organs, can lead to serious infections that may culminate in death. Information about human balantidiasis is generally still very scanty. Read More