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Journal:   ARAK MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL (AMUJ)   Spring 2001 , Volume 4 , Number 1 (14); Page(s) 30 To 36.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION PREVALENCE OF CRYPTOSPORIDIUM IN FECAL SPECIMENS OF CHILDREN UNDER AGE OF 5 IN AMIR KABIR HOSPITAL-ARAK

 
 
Author(s):  MOSAYEBI M., ESLAMIRAD Z.
 
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Abstract: 

Cryptosporidium spp. has a world-wide distribution that is a common cause of acute gastroenterities in children and in the immunocompromised such as those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Cryptosporidium in many countries is three of forth agent of diarrhea among children. This study was carried out on 405 children under age of 5 that refered to AmirKabir hospital between May to October 1997-98(N=405). The analysis of excretion by modified Zeil-Nelson was carried out. 31 children 7.7% were infected by Cryptosporidium. This rate in children with diarrhea was 5.66%. The amount of infection was 6%, 8.7% in girls and boys and this rate was in higher limit in September and October.
Infection in children was related with domestic animals and birds in house or drinking other source of water except of piping water. The infection was highest rate in 4-5 years children and was lower rate in 3-4 years children.

 
Keyword(s): CRYPTOSPORIDIUM, CHILDREN, COCCIDIA, MODIFIED ZEIL-NELSON METHOD
 
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