Balantidium coli

 

Balantidium Coli

  • It is found in pigs, wild boars, rats, primates, horses, cattle and guinea pigs.
  • It is transmitted by fecal oral transmission.

Balantidium coli as seen in a wet mount of a stool specimen. The organism is surrounded by cilia

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Symptoms

-          Intestinal mucosa

-          Diarrhea or constipation

Treatments

-          Treated by carbarsone, tetracycline or diiodohydroxyquin.