Blastocystis hominis is a common parasite here in the Byron Bay region and Australia in general. As a protozoan parasite infection it is often transmitted through contaminated water (think unfilter rainwater for anyone living out of towns and cities). This article will cover one particular case of Blastocystis infection coupled with low B12 status and […]
There has been a debate in the literature as to whether Blastocystis is pathogenic or not. Some consider it pathogenic and others list the huge amount of infected individuals that show no symptoms. The truth of the matter may be somewhere in the middle with the subtype or strain of bug and the host immunity.
Blastocystis hominis is a common gut parasite found here in Byron Bay, Australia and throughout the warmer climates of the world in general. There is still debate on whether it is a problem bug. If you are reading this then chances are you have found a Blastocystis hominis infection and are wondering what it is and what […]