Review Article Blastocystosis

  • Israa Mohammad Abd AL-Khaliq
Keywords: B Microbiology Department, Al-kindy college of medicine, Baghdad University


Blastocystosis is symptomatic infection caused by the protozoal parasite Blastocystis , which resides in the intestinal tract of its hosts and it is one of the most common parasites reported in humans. It’s prevalence ranges between (30 - 50%) of the population in developing countries. This genus has a worldwide distribution and often the most commonly reported human intestinal protozoan in children and adults, even infect infants