Balantidiasis

References

 

Chijide VM, Woeltje KF. “Balantidiasis.” <http://www.emedicine.com/MED/topic203.htm> accessed 20 May 2006.

Solaymani-Mohammadi S, Rezaian M, Ali Anwar M. “Human balatidiasis in Iran: an unresolved enigma?” Trends in Parasitology. 21(4). Apr 2005. 160-161.

History of Discovery:
Walker, Ernest Linwood:   Philippine Jl. of Science. 1913, Oct. 8: 5, 333-349. 7 plates.

Interview and Picture of Colon:
Dr. Mikhail Agapov on “Balantidiasis in a Patient with Suspected Crohn’s Disease.” Endoscopy. 2006 Mar 3.

Weller P., Leder K. “Balantidium coli infection.” UpToDate.com article provided by Dr. Rashad Barsoum.

“Balantidium coli.” <http://www.cdfound.to.it/HTML/bal1.htm> accessed 22 May 2006.

“Metronidazole.” <http://home.caregroup.org/clinical/altmed/interactions/Drugs/Metronidazole.htm> accessed 23 May 2006.

Pictures of life cycle and cyst/trophozoite found at:
<http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dpd/parasites/balantidium/default.htm> accessed 23 May 2006.

Picture of Metronidazole: <http://home.caregroup.org/clinical/altmed/interactions/Images/Drugs/metronid.gif> accessed 23 May 2006.

Picture of Tetracycline:
<http://www.sp.uconn.edu/~terry/images/micro/tetracycline.gif> accessed 23 May 2006.