How is Dientamoeba fragilis infection transmitted?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Maria A Garcia Fernandez, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The mode of transmission is believed to be through direct fecal-oral spread and, possibly, through the eggs of E vermicularis (pinworm). Pigs have recently been identified as a natural host for D fragilis, [3] raising the possibility of transmission from porcine waste and the parasite has also been identified in untreated wastewater. [1]

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