Infectious Disease Compendium

Dientamoeba fragilis

Microbiology

A protozoan.

Epidemiologic Risks

Fecal-oral from contaminated water. Poo and drinking water just don't mix. There. I said it. Pigs are probably the source. It often occurs in family outbreaks.

Syndromes

Diarrhea, eosinophilia.

Treatment

Paromomycin or metronidazole.

Notes

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Dientamoeba 007.8.