Prevalence Of Different Protozoan Parasites In Patients Visiting At ICDDR'B Hospital, Dhaka

Shahela Alam, Hamida Khanum, Rimi Farhana Zaman, Rashidul Haque
2013 Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh Science  
Gastrointestinal protozoan parasites are important cause of diarrhoeal illness in Bangladesh. The present study was conducted to observe the prevalence of different human gastrointestinal parasites in patients visiting a Hospital in Dhaka. Several classical techniques were employed to diagnose the causal agents which include E. histolytica, G. intestinalis, Cryptosporidium sp. and A. lumbricoides etc. A total of 540 samples from outdoor patients of ICDDR'B Hospital at Dhaka was examined where
more » ... fferent protozoan parasites including E. histolytica (1.11%), G. intestinalis (0.37%), and Cryptosporidium sp. (4.44%) were detected. Several diagnostic tools were employed that include ELISA, acid fast staining and trichrome staining techniques. Age and sex-specific susceptibility and seasonal incidence pattern were also assessed.
doi:10.3329/jasbs.v39i1.16040 fatcat:ijyqtujomvbl7cl3tv7s6pedr4