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Cryptosporidiosis in Benha, study of some recent modalities in diagnosis and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11198369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total prevalence of cryptosporidiosis was carried out on 1087 diarrheal patients of all age groups attending the outpatient clinics using modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain (MZN) and Meriflour direct immunofluorescent technique (IFA). IFA was more sensitive, specific and gave positive results 19.5% than MZN stain which gave a positivity 13.5% Cases were divided into 3 groups, each group was treated by one of nitazoxanid (NTZ), or co-trimoxazole or placebo. The most effective drug was NTZ which cured 39 patients (79.6%) out of 49 patients followed by co-trimoxazole that gave cure of 20 (41.6%) out of 48 patients. Placebo cured 20 (40%) out of 50 patients.
A I Abdel-Maboud; J F Rossignol; M S el-Kady; M S Mostafa; S M Kabil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1110-0583     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-29     Completed Date:  2001-06-21     Revised Date:  2013-05-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102141     Medline TA:  J Egypt Soc Parasitol     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  717-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Parasitology, Benha Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
Child, Preschool
Cryptosporidiosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  epidemiology
Diarrhea / parasitology
Egypt / epidemiology
Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct
Sensitivity and Specificity
Thiazoles / therapeutic use
Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Thiazoles; 55981-09-4/nitazoxanide; 8064-90-2/Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole Combination

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