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Blastocystis hominis MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Blastocystis hominis
Tree Number(s)
B01.046.500.100.200.200.375
Unique ID
D016845
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016845
Annotation
infection: coordinate IM with BLASTOCYSTIS INFECTIONS (IM); coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent
Scope Note
A species of parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of humans and other primates. It was classified as a yeast in 1912. Over the years, questions arose about this designation. In 1967, many physiological and morphological B. hominis characteristics were reported that fit a protozoan classification. Since that time, other papers have corroborated this work and the organism is now recognized as a protozoan parasite of humans causing intestinal disease with potentially disabling symptoms.
Previous Indexing
Phycomyces (1971-1979)
Protozoa (1986-1991)
Zygomycotina (1980-1985)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/02
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Blastocystis hominis Preferred
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