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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2580-2584
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.297


Incidence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection with Special Focus of Protozoal Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Archa Sharma1, Pragya Agarwala2* and Kamal Sharma3
1Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India
2Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences,Raipur, India
3Department of Cardiology, U. N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Intestinal parasitic infections (IPI’s) are commonest cause of diarrhoeas globally endemic and have been described as constituting the greatest single worldwide cause of illness and disease. We aimed to study prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in a tertiary care hospital. Total 1012 stool samples were included in present study, out of which (8.2%) were positive either for Protozoal or Helminthic infections. Protozoan infection was found to be more common than helminthic infection. Giardia duodenalis infection was commonest in protozoal infection constituting (59.8%), followed by Entamoeba histolytica (42.69%). Hymenolepis nanaand Strongyloides stercoralis were seen in 3 cases each..Cytoisospora belli was seen in one sample. The study revealed the widespread distribution of intestinal parasites among symptomatic and asymptomatic patients from various age groups. The reduced prevalence of soil transmitted nematode infections due to effects of anti-helminthics and the relative higher prevalence of protozoal infection (Giardiasis) as expected have been explicitly demonstrated in this study.


Keywords: Intestinal parasitic infection, Anti-helminthics, Diarrhea
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Archa Sharma, Pragya Agarwala and Kamal Sharma. 2018. Incidence of Intestinal Parasitic Infection with Special Focus of Protozoal Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2580-2584. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.297