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Biology
Geographic Distribution
Clinical Features
Laboratory Diagnosis

BIOLOGY

CAUSAL AGENTS
Pentatrichomonas hominis, a nonpathogenic flagellate.

LIFE CYCLE

B malayi LifeCycle

Only trophozoites of Pentatrichomonas hominis are shed in feces The number 1, as there is no known cyst stage for this species. Infection occurs after the ingestion of trophozoites in fecal-contaminated food or water, or on fomites The number 2. Pentatrichomonas resides in the large intestine, where it is regarded as a commensal and is not known to cause disease.

For more information view the source: Center for Disease Control

Recommended Test: Full GI Panel

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