Where is Blastocystis? Cecal scrapings, but not duodenal scrapings, reliable for detection

Researchers studying Blastocystis isolated from animal cadavers in Channai, India report that scrapings from cecal sections, but not duodenal sections, are a reliable method for identifying Blastocystis infection.  Of 24 animals found positive for Blastocystis, cecal scrapings were positive in all cases, but duodenal scrapings were positive in only 6 cases.  The full text of the paper is available from the Journal of Parasitological Infections.

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