Title

Identification of Blastocystis Hominis by Colonic Brush Cytology. A Case Report.

Publication/Presentation Date

Fall 9-1-1992

Abstract

Blastocystis hominis is a unicellular organism the pathogenic potential of which in humans remains unclear. It may be identified during a workup for gastrointestinal symptoms, usually in stool examined for ova and parasites. We describe a case in which B hominis was identified by cytologic examination in a patient with Crohn's disease who underwent colonoscopy and brushing of a transverse colon stricture. The morphologic features of this organism are described and contrasted with those of the uninucleate cyst form of Entamoeba histolytica.

Volume

36

Issue

5

First Page

757

Last Page

758

ISSN

0001-5547

Disciplines

Medical Pathology | Pathology

PubMedID

1523938

Department(s)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pathology Laboratory Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article