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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-49

A rare case of urinary balantidiasis in an elderly renal failure patient

1 Department of Microbiology, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of General Medicine, M.K.C.G Medical College, Brahmapur, Ganjam, Odisha, India

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T Karuna
Department of Microbiology, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Block 3, Flat 1, Pandara, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.129165

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Balantidium coli is the largest ciliated protozoa infecting humans by the feco-oral transmission from pigs. Large gut is the most common site of involvement. Symptomatology varies from asymptomatic carrier to invasive dysentery. Extra-intestinal infections can occur in liver, lung and urogenital tract. There are very few case reports of urinary balantidiasis. We present a case of urinary balantidiasis in an elderly farmer having diabetes and chronic kidney disease. This case is reported for its rarity and future references.

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