Dientamoeba fragilis as a Cause of Travelers' Diarrhea: Report of Seven Cases
- Blackwell Synergy
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- Journal article
- Stark Damien et al. 2007, 'Dientamoeba fragilis as a Cause of Travelers' Diarrhea: Report of Seven Cases', Blackwell Synergy, vol. 14, no. 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.
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