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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 204-209
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.024


Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia infection in a Rural Area of Haryana, India
Surinder Kumar1* and Varsha A. Singh2
1BPS GMC For Women Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, India
2MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An intestinal parasitic infestation is a major public health problem in India. These two important parasites of the gastrointestinal tract lead to gastroenteritis in human population. The present prospective study is carried out to check the prevalence of these two parasites in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms at MM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Mullana, Ambala. A total of 656 stool samples of HIV negative patients with gastrointestinal symptoms from OPD and wards are included in this study. Stool specimens obtained from all participants were examined for the presence of intestinal parasite cysts, eggs, trophozoites and larvae by saline wet mount and Iodine mount. Out of 656 stool specimens Entamoeba histolytica was found in 80(12.2%) patients whereas Giardia lamblia was isolated in 6.7% cases. The Giardia lamblia was more prevalent in < 15 years and Entamoeba histolytica was more prevalent in > 15 years. The seasonal variation of Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia was also seen with more prevalence in hot and moist season being water borne disease(p<0.05).Improvement of safe drinking water supply and sanitation facilities could significantly reduce the burden of these parasitic diseases.


Keywords: Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Prevalence, intestinal parasite cysts, eggs, trophozoites.
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Surinder Kumar and Varsha A. Singh. 2016. Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia infection in a Rural Area of Haryana, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 204-209. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.506.024