Pentatrichomonas hominis in an immunosuppressed patient with enteric manifestations

Authors

  • Rumpa Saha
  • Archana Singal
  • Stuti Kaushik
  • Shukla Das

Keywords:

Diarrhea, Metronidazole, Pentatrichomonas hominis

Abstract

Pentatrichomonas hominis is a flagellated protozoa considered to be a commensal that inhabits caecum and large intestine in man. It is regarded to be non-pathogenic, however, it has been postulated that these trichomonads undergo multiplication under favorable conditions for growth and exhibit a form of opportunism eventually causing diarrhea. We report, for the first time in India, a case of diarrhea due to P. hominis in an elderly male with myeloid malignancy that resolved on treatment with metronidazole.

Published

2017-11-14

How to Cite

Saha, R., Singal, A., Kaushik, S., & Das, S. (2017). Pentatrichomonas hominis in an immunosuppressed patient with enteric manifestations. Eastern Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(2), 37-38. Retrieved from https://mansapublishers.com/EJMS/article/view/92

Issue

Section

Case Report