Details

Date1857
AuthorMalmsten
ContributionReported Balantidium coli as pathogenic in human intestine.
ReferenceGarrison
NotesPetr Henrik Malmsten. Although not mention by Garrison, Malmsten concluded that the protozoon causes illness when present in large numbers. Detailed case reports. Foster (1965), perhaps referring to a preliminary observation, gives date as 1856, mentions a single case of severe diarrhea, and says the organism was Paramoecium-like but probably Balantidium coli.
CategoryCausation
Pathogen ClassProtozoa

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