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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 123-130

Polyparasitism-An Emerging Cause of Diarrhea: A Case Report
Suwarna Pawar*, Mayuri Bhise, K.V.Ingole, N.K.Shaikh, Rashmi Bawane
Department of Microbiology, Dr V.M.Govt Medical College, Solapur, India
*Corresponding author

Intestinal parasitic infestations are major public health problems in developing countries like India. Co infection with two or more parasitic infections further worsens the situation. In this report, we are discussing a case of 12 year old girl, who was admitted in Pediatric inpatient department of our hospital, with chief complaints of acute abdomen, loose stools, crampy abdomen and vomiting after eating pork meat. On routine stool examination trophozoite of B.coli, eggs and segments of T. solium, unfertilised eggs of Ascaris lumbricoides and cyst of Giardia lamblia & Entamoeba histolytica were observed. Patient was started on Albendazole therapy immediately after the stool routine examination to which she responded well and discharged after 20 days. This study reflects that it is important to consider multiple and non-endemic parasitic infestations in low socioeconomic population as it can be a cause of diarrhea. These parasitic infestations can be prevented by proper education of hygienic habits, sanitation and regular deworming exercise especially at primary school level

Keywords: Polyparasitism,Diarrhea,non-endemic parasitic infestations

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Suwarna Pawar, Mayuri Bhise, K.V.Ingole, N.K.Shaikh, Rashmi Bawane. 2016. Polyparasitism-An Emerging Cause of Diarrhea: A Case Report.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 123-130. doi:
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