A nurse is caring for a patient who has been diagnosed with a protozoan infection. Which organisms are examples of protozoa that would cause an infection? Select all that apply.

 

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- Giardia lamblia

- Pneumocystis carinii

- Aspergillus

- Candida albicans

- Entamoeba histolytica

Rationale

Protozoa are infectious pathogens that can lead to illness when they enter a patient and cause infection. Some examples of infectious protozoa that a nurse may see include amoebas, Pneumocystis carinii, and Giardia.

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