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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 406-414
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.051


Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infestations in and Around Ambajogai, Maharashtra
Sourabh Chakraborty1* and S.L. Nilekar2
Department of Microbiology, SRTR GMC, Ambajogai, Beed, Maharashtra, 431517, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Intestinal parasitic infestations are among the ten most common infestations of the world. Intestinal parasitic infestations are distributed throughout the world, with high prevalence in poor and socio-economically deprived communities in the tropics and subtropics. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasites has been reported in the range of 11.3%- 90% by several authors in India. In India, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra prevalence is > 30%. Worm’s infestation is one of the major causes of childhood malnutrition, anemia, stunted physical and mental growth and psycho social problems. The present study was carried out to know the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infestations so that early diagnosis and institution of appropriate therapy is possible so as to control parasitic infestations promptly. The study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology at our hospital from January 2017 to June 2018. A total of 880 patients were investigated for parasites from their stool samples. Specimens were collected in a suitable, clean, wide mouthed container and were examined using macroscopic and microscopic technique (saline and iodine mount). Males (<10 years age group) were more commonly affected. Most common presenting symptoms were Diarrhoea/loose motion (47.95%) followed by abdominal discomfort/pain in abdomen (22.61%). Ascaris lumbricoides (3.40%), Taenia spp (2.39%), Hookworm (2.05%), Entamoeba histolytica (2.61%), Cryptosporidium parvum (1.82%) were the common isolates. Discussion: 16.93% samples were positive for parasites (by saline and iodine wet mount) which can lead to several health issues. So the intestinal parasitic infestations should not be ignored.


Keywords: Intestinal parasites, Infestations, Prevalence, Stool
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Sourabh Chakraborty and Nilekar, S.L. 2019. Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infestations in and Around Ambajogai, Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 406-414. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.051