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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 179-183

Spectrum of Intestinal Parasitic Infections (IPIs) in Pediatric Population in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Yogita Rai*, Ravinder Kaur, Gaurav Dhaka, Sikandar Hayat and Imsensenba
Department of Microbiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

Parasitic infections are among the most common infections and one of the biggest health problems of the society worldwide. Pediatric age group have the highest morbidity compared with other age groups and by treating these children, the disease burden in the total population is reduced. The aim of this study was to determine the spectrum of intestinal parasitic infections in pediatric population attending the pediatric tertiary care hospital. Study was performed on 1029 stool specimens of pediatric age group from February 2017 to July 2017. Specimen were collected and examined with saline and iodine wet mount preparations. The negative samples were subjected to further screening by formal ether concentration technique. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was 10.39%. Among the protozoa, Giardia lamblia (58%) was the most common, followed by Entamoeba histolytica (9.8%). Ascaris lumbricoides (24%) was the most common helminth found. Health education, good sanitation and availability of clean drinking water supply will go a long way in decreasing the global burden of intestinal parasitic infections.

Keywords: Spectrum, Population, Tertiary care hospital, IPIs.

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Yogita Rai, Ravinder Kaur, Gaurav Dhaka, Sikandar Hayat and Imsensenba. 2017. Spectrum of Intestinal Parasitic Infections (IPIs) in Pediatric Population in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 179-183. doi:
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