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Intestinal parasites and commensals among individuals from a landless camping in the rural area of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12870069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We evaluated the occurrence of intestinal parasites and commensals among children and adults from a landless camping in the rural area of Uberlândia, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, from October to November 2001. Stool samples from 78 individuals were examined by both the Baermann-Moraes and Lutz methods. Fifty-one (65.4%; CI 54.8 - 76.0) individuals were found to be infected, 23 (45.1%) children and 28 (54.9%) adults, of whom 34 (66.7%) were mono-infected, 9 (17.6%) bi-infected, and 8 (15.7%) poly-infected. In conclusion, the high prevalence of intestinal parasites and commensals suggests that parasitological exams should be periodically carried out in addition to the sanitation education and health special care in this population.
Authors:
Maria Cec lia Oliveira; Claudio Vieira da Silva; Julia Maria Costa-Cruz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2003-07-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0036-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-18     Completed Date:  2003-10-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laborat rio de Parasitologia, Instituto de Ci ncias Biom dicas, Universidade Federal de Uberl ndia, Uberl ndia, MG, Brasil.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Aged
Animals
Brazil / epidemiology
Camping
Child
Child, Preschool
Confidence Intervals
Feces / parasitology
Female
Helminthiasis / epidemiology*,  parasitology
Humans
Infant
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology*,  parasitology
Male
Middle Aged
Poverty
Prevalence
Protozoan Infections / epidemiology*,  parasitology
Rural Population
Sex Distribution

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