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Dientamoeba Fragilis Infection Differential Diagnoses

  • Author: David R Mack, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
Updated: Aug 18, 2015
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David R Mack, MD, FRCPC Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine; Head, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada

David R Mack, MD, FRCPC is a member of the following medical societies: Canadian Paediatric Society, Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Specialty Editor Board

Mary L Windle, PharmD Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape Drug Reference

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Martin Weisse, MD Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, West Virginia University

Martin Weisse, MD is a member of the following medical societies: Academic Pediatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

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Chief Editor

Russell W Steele, MD Clinical Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine; Staff Physician, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Russell W Steele, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Immunologists, American Pediatric Society, American Society for Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Louisiana State Medical Society, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Society for Pediatric Research, Southern Medical Association

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Additional Contributors

Michael D Nissen, MBBS FRACP, FRCPA, Associate Professor in Biomolecular, Biomedical Science & Health, Griffith University; Director of Infectious Diseases and Unit Head of Queensland Paediatric Infectious Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Viral Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital

Michael D Nissen, MBBS is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Pediatrics, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, American Society for Microbiology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

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This is an illustration of the assumed life cycle of Dientamoeba fragilis, the cause of a protozoan parasitic infection.
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