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


-          Intestinal mucosa

-          Diarrhea or constipation


-          Treated by carbarsone, tetracycline or diiodohydroxyquin.