Dientamoeba fragilis as a cause of travelers' diarrhea: Report of seven cases
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- Journal Article
- Journal of Travel Medicine, 2007, 14 (1), pp. 72 - 73
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Dientamoeba fragilis is a pathogenic trichomonad parasite that causes gastrointestinal disease in humans. We report seven cases of travelers' diarrhea caused by D fragilis in patients who had traveled to overseas destinations within Asia or the Pacific which occurred over an 8-month period. Patients presented with diarrhea lasting from 5 days to over 4 weeks. Dientamoeba fragilis should be considered as a cause of diarrhea in returning travelers. © 2007 International Society of Travel Medicine.
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