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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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GONCALVES, Alessandra Queiroga et al. The use of the antifungal agent miconazole as an inhibitor of Blastocystis hominis growth in Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar cultures. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2007, vol.49, n.3, pp.201-202. ISSN 1678-9946.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652007000300013.

In regions with high prevalence, Blastocystis hominis is frequently found in association with Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar in xenic cultures. Its exacerbated growth is often superimposed on the growth of amebas, thus impeding the continuation of the amebas in the culture, within a few generations. The present study reports on the excellent efficacy (100%) of the antifungal agent miconazole in eliminating B. hominis from cultures of E. histolytica/E. dispar, thereby maintaining the integrity of the trophozoites of the amebas. Nystatin presented low efficacy (33.3%).

Palavras-chave : Blastocystis hominis; Miconazole; Entamoeba histolytica; Entamoeba dispar; Culture.

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