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Cryptosporidiosis in HIV seropositive patients in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, South India

Singh, A and Bairy, I (2005) Cryptosporidiosis in HIV seropositive patients in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka, South India. Journal of Institute of Medicine , 27 (2).

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Abstract

Background: Cryptosporidium parvum a coccidian protozoal parasite causes a protracted life threatening diarrhea in HIV sero-positive patients. This study was conducted to find out distribution of cryptosporidium infection in HIV sero-positive patients (with acute or chronic diarrhea) admitted in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, South India. Method: Freshly passed stool samples were collected and stained with modified Ziehl Neelson staining technique and examined under microscope for the detection of oocyst of Cryptosporidium. Results: Thirty out of 70 (42.85%) of HIV sero-positive patients were found to have Cryptosporidium parvum oocyst in their stool samples . Conclusion: Known prevalence of cryptosporidial in HIV positive patients can help in starting prophylaxis and can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality associated with severe diarrhea

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 04:14
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2011 04:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1044

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