Gauze filtration technique for quick and inexpensive diagnosis of intestinal parasites

Tilak, Kriti and Khanna, Vinay and Peralam Yegneswaran, Prakash and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay (2015) Gauze filtration technique for quick and inexpensive diagnosis of intestinal parasites. Human Parasitic Diseases, 7. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Intestinal parasitic infestation has been a major public health problem throughout the world, particularly in developing countries owing to unhygienic living conditions. Early and accurate diagnosis as well as improvement in detection rates of intestinal parasites is of prime importance in limiting the incidence of parasitic infestations and decreasing the disease burden. In the present study, we introduce a novel gauze filtration technique to improve the detection rates of intestinal parasites.The technique is simple, inexpensive and time-saving. Detection rate is96.5% compared to the sedimentation technique, which was considered as the gold standard. This technique can be utilized in peripheral laboratory settings with limited resources and untrained personnel.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gauze technique; parasites; concentration methods.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 14:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143421

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