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Complete list of studies that identify Blastocystis as pathogenic
(Now with related studies)

Eradication of Blastocystis with Nitazoxanide

Three Drug Combination for Eradication of Blastocystis

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Blastocystis 'hominis' Symptoms, Treatment and Fact Sheet

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Assays for detection of Blastocystis 'hominis''

References for role of iron in pathogen virulence

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Differential diagnosis of Blastocystis infection

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National Institute of Health Pubmed Feed

April 23, 2013: BRF Study: Blastocystis remains detectable in formaldehyde for at least one year.

March 4, 2013. 
The molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis in Lebanon is investigated, and subtype 1 is found to be correlated with symptoms.

February 22, 2013:
Molecular genetics shows that Blastocystis is transmitted between humans, and transmitted via contaminated water.

January 28, 2013: Yet another study relating Blastocystis to skin rash. 

Blastocystis 'hominis' Information

Blastocystis is a highly prevalent single-celled parasite that infects the gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals.  It has become the most prevalent gastrointestinal parasitic infection in developed and many developing countries, and it will produce long-term diarrhea, abdominal pain, and other symptoms in healthy individuals. 

BRF's web site has written and audio descriptions from patients, information on the newest research in diagnosis and treatment of Blastocystis 'hominis' infection, and information on BRF"s advocacy program.


Springer-Verlag has published the world's first major textbook on Blastocystis.  The text, assembled by Parasitology Research editor Heinz Mehlhorn and long-time Blastocystis researchers Kevin Tan and Hisao Yoshikawa.

BRF co-founder Ken Boorom contributed two chapters that investigate the analytical process behind using research studies to make a decision about pathogenicity, and suggest that the difficulties associated with Blastocystis recur frequently in the medical community. 

The text is sure to become a classic work in this field, and has both scientific and historical significance.  It would be a valuable addition to any collection or library. 

Read excerpts on Springer-Verlag's Site, purchase there

Read excerpts on, purchase the text there