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[Investigation of intestinal parasites in AIDS patients].
Mikrobiyol Bul. 2004 Jan-Apr; 38(1-2):121-8.MB

Abstract

In this study, enteric parasites were investigated in the stool samples of 38 AIDS patients (23 with chronic diarrhea and 15 without diarrhea) prospectively. At least three stool samples from each patient were investigated microscopically for ova or trophozoites. The samples were concentrated with formol-ether method and wet preparations stained with lugol were examined. In addition, the concentrated samples were stained with modified asid-fast (Kinyoun's), rhodamine-auramine, modified trichrom and calcoflor methods. Enteric parasites were detected in 18 (47%) of the 38 patients, 16 patients harbored a single parasite, and 2 patients were found to be infected with more than one parasite. Only one (7%) of 15 AIDS patients without diarrhea, were found to be infected with Giardia lamblia. On the other hand, 17 (74%) of 23 AIDS patients with chronic diarrhea were found to be infected with various enteric parasites. Cryptosporidium spp. was detected in 9 (39%) of these 23 patients, and in 2 of them Microsporidium spp. accompanied Cryptosporidium. In 2 (9%) of these 23 patients G. lamblia were detected, while Isospora belli, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica, Strongyloides stercoralis and Trichuris trichiura were detected in one patient each. As a result, the detection rate of emerging parasites, including Cryptosporidium spp, Microsporidium spp, I. belli, B. hominis, and S. stercoralis was significantly higher than conventional parasites (39% versus 13%; z=2.34, p=0.01), and CD4 T cell counts were found to be significantly lower among AIDS patients with chronic diarrhea than those without diarrhea (x2=34.33, p<0.001).

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Istanbul Universitesi Istanbul Tip Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dali, Capa, Istanbul.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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tur

PubMed ID

15293911

Citation

Büyükbaba Boral, Ozden, et al. "[Investigation of Intestinal Parasites in AIDS Patients]." Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni, vol. 38, no. 1-2, 2004, pp. 121-8.
Büyükbaba Boral O, Uysal H, Alan S, et al. [Investigation of intestinal parasites in AIDS patients]. Mikrobiyol Bul. 2004;38(1-2):121-8.
Büyükbaba Boral, O., Uysal, H., Alan, S., & Nazlican, O. (2004). [Investigation of intestinal parasites in AIDS patients]. Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni, 38(1-2), 121-8.
Büyükbaba Boral O, et al. [Investigation of Intestinal Parasites in AIDS Patients]. Mikrobiyol Bul. 2004 Jan-Apr;38(1-2):121-8. PubMed PMID: 15293911.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Investigation of intestinal parasites in AIDS patients]. AU - Büyükbaba Boral,Ozden, AU - Uysal,Hayriye, AU - Alan,Servet, AU - Nazlican,Ozcan, PY - 2004/8/6/pubmed PY - 2005/7/22/medline PY - 2004/8/6/entrez SP - 121 EP - 8 JF - Mikrobiyoloji bulteni JO - Mikrobiyol Bul VL - 38 IS - 1-2 N2 - In this study, enteric parasites were investigated in the stool samples of 38 AIDS patients (23 with chronic diarrhea and 15 without diarrhea) prospectively. At least three stool samples from each patient were investigated microscopically for ova or trophozoites. The samples were concentrated with formol-ether method and wet preparations stained with lugol were examined. In addition, the concentrated samples were stained with modified asid-fast (Kinyoun's), rhodamine-auramine, modified trichrom and calcoflor methods. Enteric parasites were detected in 18 (47%) of the 38 patients, 16 patients harbored a single parasite, and 2 patients were found to be infected with more than one parasite. Only one (7%) of 15 AIDS patients without diarrhea, were found to be infected with Giardia lamblia. On the other hand, 17 (74%) of 23 AIDS patients with chronic diarrhea were found to be infected with various enteric parasites. Cryptosporidium spp. was detected in 9 (39%) of these 23 patients, and in 2 of them Microsporidium spp. accompanied Cryptosporidium. In 2 (9%) of these 23 patients G. lamblia were detected, while Isospora belli, Blastocystis hominis, Entamoeba histolytica, Strongyloides stercoralis and Trichuris trichiura were detected in one patient each. As a result, the detection rate of emerging parasites, including Cryptosporidium spp, Microsporidium spp, I. belli, B. hominis, and S. stercoralis was significantly higher than conventional parasites (39% versus 13%; z=2.34, p=0.01), and CD4 T cell counts were found to be significantly lower among AIDS patients with chronic diarrhea than those without diarrhea (x2=34.33, p<0.001). SN - 0374-9096 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15293911/[Investigation_of_intestinal_parasites_in_AIDS_patients]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/279 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -