Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What infections can protozoa cause?

On a global basis, billions of people are infected by protozoan parasites toll due to protozoan infections is correspondingly huge.

Among the most widespread protozoan infections caused by pathogenic protozoan are as follows:
*Amoebiasis
*Giardiasis
*African Sleeping Sickness
*Leishmaniasis
*Toxoplasmosis
*Malaria
*Babesiosis
*Trichomoniasis

Plasmodium falciparum
Most intestinal protozoan infections can cause acute or chronic diarrhea in healthy individuals and may result in intractable, life-threatening illness in patients in immunosuppressive status.

All types of protozoa are single-cell organisms that can adapt to various conditions. They are much more versatile than bacteria. Protozoa are typical parasites that occupy host cells, multiply in them and then destroy them.
What infections can protozoa cause?
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