Endolimax is a genus of amoebozoa that are found in the intestines of various animals, including the species E. nana found in humans. Originally thought to be non-pathogenic, studies suggest it can cause intermittent or chronic diarrhea.
Endolimax nana. Endolimax nana (Fig. 4-1) is the smallest of the intestine-dwelling amoebae infecting humans, its trophozoite averaging only 8 μm in diameter (range, 6-15 μm). The trophozoite lives in the host’s colon and is generally considered to be nonpathogenic. According to some surveys, prevalence may be as high as 30% in some ...
Endolimax nana es un parásito comensal exclusivo del intestino humano, es decir, vive a expensas del hombre, mas no le ocasiona daño. Aunque no causa enfermedades en el hombre, ya que periódicamente se notifica casos clínicos de diarreas crónicas o enterocolitis o urticarias asociadas a su presencia.
Dientamoeba fragilis is a flagellate that lacks external flagella and therefore must be morphologically differentiated from the small nonpathogenic amebae (e.g., Endolimax nana, Entamoeba hartmanni). Dientamoeba fragilis trophozoites measure 5 to 15 µm; cyst-like stages are rare. Pseudopodia are angular to broad-lobed and transparent.
Endolimax nana; Entamoeba coli; Entamoeba gingivalis; Entamoeba hartmanni; Entamoeba histolytica; Entamoeba polecki; Enterobiasis (Pinworm Infection) Enterobius vermicularis; Enterocytozoon bieneusi; Enteromonas hominis
The presence of fecal antigliadin antibodies can indicate an immune response (in the gut) to gluten in the diet. Gliadin is a component of gluten, the protein found in wheat and other field grass grains such as barley, malt, and rye.
Bacteroidetes are the most prominent gut microbes in much of the world. They are thought to help protect against obesity because they do not digest fat well. Bacteroidetes dominates in slimmer people.