Friday, March 30, 2012

Blastocystis - An Opportunistic Pathogen?

Browsed the paper by Chandramathi et al. (2012) on Infections of Blastocystis hominis and microsporidia in cancer patients: are they opportunistic? I'm surprised about the low prevalence incidence of Blastocystis... I'm also suprised that the authors do not mention potential disturbance of the gut flora by antineoplastic drugs that could influence colonisation of Blastocystis.

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