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Investigation of Cryptosporidium in relation to other intestinal parasites at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2486809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cryptosporidium spp is a coccidian protozoan which has recently been reported as a possible important aetiological agent of diarrhoea, especially in immunocompromised hosts such as patients with acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome (AIDS). In the present report, 890 stool specimens of patients including diarrhoea cases submitted for parasitologic laboratory investigation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital from January to December 1986 were specifically screened for Cryptosporidium oocysts. There was no confirmed case of crystosporidioisis in-the 12-month study period. The reported efficient techniques for laboratory detections of Cryptosporidium were described and the literature on Cryptosporidiosis reviewed. It is hoped that the present report would create greater awareness amongst laboratory workers and clinicians in various communities and geographic locations to enable them to carry out more studies in human diseases in West Africa.
J P Oyerinde; T Odugbemi; R I Benson; A A Alonge; J I Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1989 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-28     Completed Date:  1991-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-9     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cryptosporidiosis / complications*,  epidemiology,  parasitology
Diarrhea / epidemiology,  etiology*
Feces / parasitology
Hospitals, Teaching
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / complications*,  epidemiology,  parasitology
Nigeria / epidemiology

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