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

Hemphill, Andrew; Müller, Norbert; Müller, Joachim (2019). Comparative Pathobiology of the Intestinal Protozoan Parasites Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica, and Cryptosporidium parvum. Pathogens, 8(3) MDPI AG 10.3390/pathogens8030116

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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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) > Institute of Parasitology

UniBE Contributor:

Hemphill, Andrew; Müller, Norbert and Müller, Joachim

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

2076-0817

Publisher:

MDPI AG

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrew Hemphill

Date Deposited:

17 Feb 2021 13:56

Last Modified:

17 Feb 2021 13:56

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/pathogens8030116

PubMed ID:

31362451

Uncontrolled Keywords:

diagnosis immunopathology intestinal infections pathogens treatment

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/152378

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/152378

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