MCID: BLN004
MIFTS: 27

Balantidiasis

Categories: Gastrointestinal diseases, Infectious diseases, Rare diseases, Respiratory diseases

Aliases & Classifications for Balantidiasis

MalaCards integrated aliases for Balantidiasis:

Name: Balantidiasis 12 76 53 59 3 44 15 73
Human Balantidiasis 53 73
Balantidiosis 53 59
Large-Intestinal Infection with Balantidium Coli 53
Balantidium Coli Infection 53
Ciliary Dysentery 59
B Coli Infection 53

Characteristics:

Orphanet epidemiological data:

59
balantidiasis
Inheritance: Not applicable; Age of onset: All ages;

Classifications:

Orphanet: 59  
Rare infectious diseases


External Ids:

Disease Ontology 12 DOID:12386
ICD10 33 A07.0
ICD9CM 35 007.0
MeSH 44 D001447
NCIt 50 C84583
SNOMED-CT 68 57725006
Orphanet 59 ORPHA1223
UMLS via Orphanet 74 C0004692 C0276786
ICD10 via Orphanet 34 A07.0
MESH via Orphanet 45 C531629 D001447

Summaries for Balantidiasis

NIH Rare Diseases : 53 The following summary is from Orphanet, a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.Orpha Number: 1223Disease definitionBalantidiasis is an infectious disease, rare in western countries. It is caused by Balantidium coli, a single celled parasite (ciliate protozoan) that is usually associated with intestinal infection in areas associated with pig rearing. It infects humans occasionally, mostly immunocompromised patients. Some infected people may have no symptoms or only mild diarrhea and abdominal discomfort but others may experience more severe symptoms reminiscent of an acute inflammation of the intestines. Symptoms of Balantidiasis may be similar to those of other infections that cause intestinal inflammation, for example, amoebic dysentery. On very rare occasions this bacterium may invade extra-intestinal organs, mostly the lungs. Metronidazole is the treatment of choice.Visit the Orphanet disease page for more resources.

MalaCards based summary : Balantidiasis, also known as human balantidiasis, is related to colitis and pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive, and has symptoms including abdominal pain, nausea and cramping. An important gene associated with Balantidiasis is WDFY2 (WD Repeat And FYVE Domain Containing 2). Affiliated tissues include lung, skin and colon.

Disease Ontology : 12 A parasitic protozoa infectious disease involving infection caused by Balantidium coli. The trophozoites are capable of attacking the intestinal epithelium, creating ulcers and causing bloody diarrhea. The infectiou has symptom cramping, has symptom abdominal pain, has symptom nausea and has symptom foul breath.

CDC : 3 Balantidium coli, though rare in the US, is an intestinal protozoan parasite that can infect humans. These parasites can be transmitted through the fecal-oral route by contaminated food and water. Balantidium coli infection is mostly asymptomatic, but people with other serious illnesses can experience persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain, and sometimes a perforated colon. When traveling to endemic tropical countries, Balantidium coli infection can be prevented by following good hygiene practices. Wash all fruits and vegetables with clean water when preparing or eating them, even if they have a removable skin.

Wikipedia : 76 Balantidiasis is a protozoan infection caused by infection with Balantidium... more...

Related Diseases for Balantidiasis

Diseases related to Balantidiasis via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

# Related Disease Score Top Affiliating Genes
1 colitis 10.2
2 pulmonary disease, chronic obstructive 10.0
3 crohn's disease 10.0
4 ulcerative colitis 10.0
5 giardiasis 10.0

Graphical network of the top 20 diseases related to Balantidiasis:



Diseases related to Balantidiasis

Symptoms & Phenotypes for Balantidiasis

Symptoms:

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  • abdominal pain
  • nausea
  • cramping
  • foul breath

Drugs & Therapeutics for Balantidiasis

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Cochrane evidence based reviews: balantidiasis

Genetic Tests for Balantidiasis

Anatomical Context for Balantidiasis

MalaCards organs/tissues related to Balantidiasis:

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Lung, Skin, Colon, Lymph Node

Publications for Balantidiasis

Articles related to Balantidiasis:

(show all 34)
# Title Authors Year
1
A case report of an uncommon parasitic infection of human balantidiasis. ( 26998438 )
2016
2
Urinary balantidiasis: A rare incidental finding in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. ( 27756993 )
2016
3
A rare case of urinary balantidiasis in an elderly renal failure patient. ( 24754028 )
2014
4
Prevalence, hematology, and treatment of balantidiasis among donkeys in and around Lahore, Pakistan. ( 23394797 )
2013
5
Urinary balantidiasis: diagnosis at a glance by urine sediment examination. ( 20349417 )
2010
6
Balantidiasis in the gastric lymph nodes of Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia): an incidental finding. ( 16645350 )
2006
7
Balantidiasis in a patient with suspected Crohn's disease. ( 16586246 )
2006
8
Human balantidiasis in Iran: an unresolved enigma? ( 15780836 )
2005
9
Human balantidiasis in Iran: are camels reservoir hosts? ( 16202655 )
2005
10
Balantidiasis in an infant. ( 11105432 )
2000
11
Canine balantidiasis--its treatment, epidemiological and zoonotic significance. ( 11439858 )
2000
12
Balantidiasis in Aymara children from the northern Bolivian Altiplano. ( 9886201 )
1998
13
Human balantidiasis. A case report. ( 2339302 )
1990
14
Balantidiasis complicating a case of ulcerative colitis. ( 2353706 )
1990
15
Invasive balantidiasis presented as chronic colitis and lung involvement. ( 2791818 )
1989
16
Endemic balantidiasis in the Seychelles. ( 3081711 )
1986
17
Balantidiasis: report of a fatal case with appendicular and pulmonary involvement. ( 6533857 )
1984
18
Epizootic of balantidiasis in lowland gorillas. ( 7174457 )
1982
19
Balantidiasis in a camel. ( 7112868 )
1982
20
Giardiasis, isosporiasis and balantidiasis. ( 627102 )
1978
21
Clinical trials with metronidazole in human balantidiasis. ( 1190365 )
1975
22
Balantidiasis in Papua New Guinea. ( 4735028 )
1973
23
Balantidiasis outbreak in Truk. ( 4684887 )
1973
24
Balantidiasis in a camel (Camelus dromedarius). ( 5388168 )
1969
25
Balantidiasis in the capybara. ( 13773251 )
1961
26
Balantidiasis. ( 13577125 )
1958
27
Balantidiasis; a review and report of cases. ( 13372746 )
1956
28
Terramycin treatment of balantidiasis in Honduras. ( 13040661 )
1953
29
[Treatment of balantidiasis]. ( 13102340 )
1953
30
The treatment of stovarsol-resistant balantidiasis with aureomycin; a case report. ( 13141256 )
1953
31
The effect of aureomycin on balantidiasis. ( 14943912 )
1952
32
Balantidiasis in South Persia. ( 14905008 )
1952
33
Balantidiasis. ( 15425462 )
1950
34
Balantidiasis. ( 20271092 )
1947

Variations for Balantidiasis

Expression for Balantidiasis

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Pathways for Balantidiasis

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