\blˈastəsˌɪstiz ɪnfˈɛkʃənz], \blˈastəsˌɪstiz ɪnfˈɛkʃənz], \b_l_ˈa_s_t_ə_s_ˌɪ_s_t_i_z ɪ_n_f_ˈɛ_k_ʃ_ə_n_z]\
Definitions of BLASTOCYSTIS INFECTIONS
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Infections with protozoa of the genus BLASTOCYSTIS. The species B. hominis is responsible for most infections. Surveys have generally found small numbers of this species in human stools submitted for parasitologic studies, with higher positivity rates and organism numbers being reported in AIDS patients and patients with other immunosuppressive diseases. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, and fatigue.
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