What conditions should be considered in the diagnosis of Dientamoeba fragilis infection?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Maria A Garcia Fernandez, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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A study by Krogsgaard et al suggested that Dientamoeba fragilis is not directly involved in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In analyzing fecal samples from 124 persons with IBS symptoms and 204 controls, the investigators found that a greater proportion of the control samples carried D. fragilis (35%) than did samples from the IBS subjects (23%). [9]


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