Probiotics for the Control of Parasites: An Overview
Schematic representation of the different eukaryotic pathogens (gut or nongut pathogens) for which probiotics have been tested. Not to scale. Approximate sizes: adult Ascaris up to 30 cm; Cryptosporidium oocyst 4 μm; Eimeria oocyst 10 μm; Giardia cyst 15 μm; adult Toxocara up to 20 cm; adult Trichinella 3 mm. Babesia 5 μm; Plasmodium 7 μm, adult Schistosoma 16 mm, and Trypanosoma trypomastigote 12 μm. Spo.: Sporozoite; Tro.: Trophozoite; Mer.: Merozoite; Cer.: Cercae; Ama.: Amastigote; Try.: Trypomastigote.
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