Comparative Pathobiology of the Intestinal Protozoan Parasites Giardia lamblia , Entamoeba histolytica , and Cryptosporidium parvum

Pathogens
Andrew HemphillJoachim Müller

Abstract

Protozoan parasites can infect the human intestinal tract causing serious diseases. In the following article, we focused on the three most prominent intestinal protozoan pathogens, namely, Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, and Cryptosporidium parvum. Both C. parvum and G. lamblia colonize the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum and are the most common causative agents of persistent diarrhea (i.e., cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis). Entamoeba histolytica colonizes the colon and, unlike the two former pathogens, may invade the colon wall and disseminate to other organs, mainly the liver, thereby causing life-threatening amebiasis. Here, we present condensed information concerning the pathobiology of these three diseases.

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Sep 3, 2020·Journal of Clinical Medicine·Simone KannHagen Frickmann
Jan 5, 2021·Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology·Manfred HellerJoachim Müller
May 30, 2021·Microbial Pathogenesis·Xiao-Qin LvQing-Long Gong
Jun 12, 2021·Parasites & Vectors·Ngalla E JillaniJames Nyabuga Nyariki

Methods Mentioned

BETA
biopsies
ELISA
PCR
biopsy

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