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Parasitology Research

, 105:1283 | Cite as

Genetic variability of Blastocystis sp. isolates obtained from cancer and HIV/AIDS patients

  • T. C. Tan
  • S. C. Ong
  • K. G. SureshEmail author
Original Paper

Abstract

This represents the first study to determine the genetic diversity of Blastocystis sp. among cancer and HIV/AIDS patients. Forty Blastocystis sp. isolates obtained from 20 cancer and 20 HIV/AIDS patients were genotyped by PCR using seven pairs of known sequenced-tagged site primers. Out of the 40 isolates, 38 were identified as one of the known genotypes and two isolates were negative with all the STS primers. Blastocystis sp. subtype 3 which is reported to be associated with disease was found to be predominant among the study subjects.

Keywords

Immunocompromised Individual Germani Diarrheal Illness Acute Urticaria Blastocystis Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Parasitology, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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