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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(8): 429-435
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.046


Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Pathogens in Stools from Medical Speciality Units of Tertiary Rural Teaching Hospital, Tamilnadu, India
R.Saraswathi1*, J. Lalithambigai1, G. Vazhavandal1, A. Uma1, N.Prabhusaran1 and A. Velayutharaj2
 1Department of Microbiology, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre (SRM Group), Tiruchirapalli, India
2Department of Biochemistry, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Centre
(SRM Group), Tiruchirapalli, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the present investigation, a cross sectional laboratory survey of intestinal parasitic infections in relation to samples requested to Microbiology laboratory. The main objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in the stool samples at tertiary care teaching hospital, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu. A total of 726 stool samples were included and examined in this study. The color, consistency and nature of stool samples were recorded. Further all the samples were subjected for examining the presence of parasitic worms by wet mount microscopy and confirmed by concentration procedures. As a result in stool samples, yellow color dominated followed by brown, black etc. the stool consistency was observed and maximum were recorded as solid. The maximum numbers of stool samples were enrolled from department of General Medicine followed by casualty and psychiatry. After thorough microscopic examinations, the common parasites identified are Giardia lamblia (3.5%), Entamoeba histolytica (2.5%), Hookworms (1%) and Ascaris lumbricoides (0.7%). The present study has demonstrated the presence of various intestinal parasitic pathogens in Tiruchirapalli district of India.


Keywords: Intestinal parasites,Giardia, Entamoeba, prevalence.
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Saraswathi, R., J. Lalithambigai, G. Vazhavandal, A. Uma, N. Prabhusaran and Velayutharaj, A. 2016. Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Pathogens in Stools from Medical Speciality Units of Tertiary Rural Teaching Hospital, Tamilnadu, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(8): 429-435. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.508.046