Emerging opportunistic protozoa and intestinal pathogenic protozoal infestation profile in children of western Nepal.

Joshy Maducolil Easow, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Godwin Wilson, Simantee Guha, Basavaraj Yogitha Jalan, Padavagadu Ganapati Shivananda

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Abstract

Intestinal parasitic infestation continues to be of public health importance in many tropical and subtropical countries for their high prevalence and effects on the morbidity in the population. This 5-year hospital-based retrospective analysis was aimed to find out the intestinal protozoal parasitic profile in 1790 pre-school and school-going children visiting the hospital with gastrointestinal illness. Giardia lamblia was the most prevalent pathogenic protozoan intestinal parasite (73.4%), followed by Entamoeba histolytica (24.4%). Interestingly, "newer" opportunistic pathogens like Cyclospora cayetanensis (1.0%) and Cryptosporidium sp. (1.0%) were detected from immunocompromised children below 2 years of age as a result of vertical transmission, which is alarming for a country like Nepal at the stage of 'concentrated epidemic' of HIV infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalNepal Medical College journal : NMCJ
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2005

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Cyclospora
Giardia lamblia
Cryptosporidium
Entamoeba histolytica
HIV Infections
Parasites
Public Health
Morbidity
Population

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Easow, Joshy Maducolil ; Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay ; Wilson, Godwin ; Guha, Simantee ; Jalan, Basavaraj Yogitha ; Shivananda, Padavagadu Ganapati. / Emerging opportunistic protozoa and intestinal pathogenic protozoal infestation profile in children of western Nepal. In: Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ. 2005 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 134-137.
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