>Omar O. Barriga (oobarrig at pop.service.ohio-state.edu) wrote:
>>Blastocystis is not a pathogenic organism.
>This is far from being a settled issue. I would estimate that there
>are about an equal numbers of paper in the literature that say it is
>a pathogen as papers that say it is not. It may not cause invasive or
>fatal disease but that does not mean it is a commensal. It is also
>clear from the recent literature that human Blastocystis is actually
>two or more distinct organisms - this may in part explain the variable
>results being reported with respect to its role as a pathogen.
>C. Graham Clark, Ph.D.
>Department of Medical Parasitology,
>London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,
>Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England, G.B.
>e-mail: g.clark at lshtm.ac.uk
Would you care to explain all that for the person that asked the original
question? Would it do any good?
My mail was for Paula, not for you. I believe each of you are at a different
level of knowledge and I took this into account. Did you?
Omar O. Barriga, DVM, PhD