Balantidiasis

Balantidiasis

Balantidiasis is a protozoan infection caused by infection with Balantidium coli.

Symptoms

Symptoms can be local due to involvement of the intestinal mucosa, or systemic in nature and include either diarrhea or constipation.

Treatment

Balantidiasis can be treated with carbarsone, tetracycline, or diiodohydroxyquin.
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