The Pathological Protozoans

Infamous little dudes...

 

Name

Causative Organisms

Vector

Symptoms and Definitive Test

African Sleeping Sickness

Trypanosoma gambianse

Trypanosoma rhodesiense

Trypanosoma brucei

 

Tse-Tse

Fly

-Coma, paralysis

-Blood test (look for tryposomes)

 

Chagas Disease

Trypanosoma cruzi

Trypanosoma cruzi

Triatoma

Bug

-Fever, dementia

-Blood test

Trichinosis

Trichomonas vaginalis

Sex

-Pelvic pain, vagina itch

-Pelvic culture

Giardiasis

Gardia intestinals

Sewage infected

Water/ Food

-Diarrhea, fever

-Stool sample

Gingivitis

Entamoeba gingivitis

Sewage infected

Water/ Food

-Irritation of gums

-Tissue sample

Amoebic Dysentery

Entamoeba histolyca

Sewage infected

Water/ Food

-Diarrhea, fever

-Stool sample (look for cysrs)

Malaria

Plasmodium vivax

Plasmodium malariae

Plasmodium ovale

Plasmodium falciparum

Anopheles Mosquito

-Fever, Malaise

-Blood sample (look for merozoites)