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Aim: To determine the predominant intestinal parasitic infections among all age group of patients attending tertiary care teaching hospital.
Materials & methods: A total of500 stool samples were collected from all age groups and examined by routine naked eye and microscopic examination.
Results: 62(12.40%) Stool samples showed presence of ova/cysts of protozoa or helminths. Protozoal cysts or trophozoites were found in (64.51%) while helminthic eggs were found in 22(35.38%) of positive samples. In protozoal infection, Entaetaemoeba histolytica was found 55% followed by Giardia lamblia.63.63 % samples were positive for Anchylostoma duodenale Presence of parasitic infection was predominantly seen in adults.
Conclusion: Entaetaemoeba histolytica is a predominant protozoal infestation and the Anchylostoma duodenale amongst the helminthes. Low positivity of the specimen as compare to other study indicate improved awareness of hygiene in the society. Positivity was seen more in male (15.4%) patient than female (10%).
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Author(s): Ghadage D Wankhade AB Mali RJ Nale RS Kamble DS Bhore AV
Intestinal parasites, Protozoa, Helminthes ,Rural community