Basic Summary for Blastocystis hominis


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Main name of condition: Blastocystis hominis
Other names or spellings: blastocystosis


What is Blastocystis hominis?
  Brief description of Blastocystis hominis: Common parasitic condition often causing digestive symptoms.
What causes Blastocystis hominis?
  Class of Condition for Blastocystis hominis: parasite
What are the symptoms of Blastocystis hominis?
  Duration of Blastocystis hominis: Blastocystis can remain in the intestines for weeks, months, or years.1
  Symptoms of Blastocystis hominis: see symptoms of Blastocystis hominis
Can anyone else get Blastocystis hominis?
  More information: see contagiousness of Blastocystis hominis
How is it treated?
  Prevention of Blastocystis hominis: see prevention of Blastocystis hominis

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Blastocystis hominis Infection: DPD

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