gastroenterology
Infections

Sceptics told to swallow a beaker of D fragilis

A cross-specialty push is underway to rein in detection and antibiotic treatment of two gut parasites whose role in gastrointestinal disease (IBS) remains under debate. The group of specialist doctors – spanning pathology, gastroenterology and infectious diseases medicine –are campaigning to raise awareness of what they describe as unnecessary testing and treatment of Blastocystis species and Dientamoeba fragilis, which show up ...

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