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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 14, Issue 3, Pages 163-166
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2003/829860
Case Report

Necrotizing Lung Infection Caused by the Protozoan Balantidium coli

Sat Sharma1 and Godfrey Harding2

1Section of Respirology, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2Section of Infectious Diseases, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Received 27 May 2002; Accepted 15 February 2003

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