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Prevalence of intestinal parasitic pathogens in HIV-seropositive individuals in Northern India.
Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002 Jun; 55(3):83-4.JJ

Abstract

To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive subjects, fecal samples were collected from 120 HIV-seropositive patients and were analyzed for various intestinal parasites. Thirty-six patients (30%) were found to harbor an intestinal parasite. Cryptosporidium parvum was the most common (10.8%), followed by Giardia lamblia (8.3%). Cyclospora cayetanensis and Blastocystis hominis each were detected in 3.3% of the patients, while Isospora belli and Enterocytozoon bieneusi were each detected in 2.5% of the patients. The other parasites observed were Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar in two cases and hookworm ova in one patient. Of the 36 patients who tested positive for intestinal parasites, 27 (75%) had diarrhea. The most common parasite, which was associated with diarrhea, was C. parvum. The present study highlights the importance of testing for intestinal parasites in patients who are HIV-positive, and emphasizes the necessity of increasing awareness among clinicians regarding the occurrence of these parasites in this population.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12195048

Citation

Mohandas, , et al. "Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Pathogens in HIV-seropositive Individuals in Northern India." Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 55, no. 3, 2002, pp. 83-4.
Mohandas , Sehgal R, Sud A, et al. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic pathogens in HIV-seropositive individuals in Northern India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002;55(3):83-4.
Mohandas, ., Sehgal, R., Sud, A., & Malla, N. (2002). Prevalence of intestinal parasitic pathogens in HIV-seropositive individuals in Northern India. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 55(3), 83-4.
Mohandas , et al. Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Pathogens in HIV-seropositive Individuals in Northern India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2002;55(3):83-4. PubMed PMID: 12195048.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of intestinal parasitic pathogens in HIV-seropositive individuals in Northern India. AU - Mohandas,, AU - Sehgal,Rakesh, AU - Sud,Archana, AU - Malla,Nancy, PY - 2002/8/27/pubmed PY - 2002/11/26/medline PY - 2002/8/27/entrez SP - 83 EP - 4 JF - Japanese journal of infectious diseases JO - Jpn J Infect Dis VL - 55 IS - 3 N2 - To assess the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive subjects, fecal samples were collected from 120 HIV-seropositive patients and were analyzed for various intestinal parasites. Thirty-six patients (30%) were found to harbor an intestinal parasite. Cryptosporidium parvum was the most common (10.8%), followed by Giardia lamblia (8.3%). Cyclospora cayetanensis and Blastocystis hominis each were detected in 3.3% of the patients, while Isospora belli and Enterocytozoon bieneusi were each detected in 2.5% of the patients. The other parasites observed were Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar in two cases and hookworm ova in one patient. Of the 36 patients who tested positive for intestinal parasites, 27 (75%) had diarrhea. The most common parasite, which was associated with diarrhea, was C. parvum. The present study highlights the importance of testing for intestinal parasites in patients who are HIV-positive, and emphasizes the necessity of increasing awareness among clinicians regarding the occurrence of these parasites in this population. SN - 1344-6304 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12195048/Prevalence_of_intestinal_parasitic_pathogens_in_HIV_seropositive_individuals_in_Northern_India_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9735 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -