PMID: 3178337Apr 1, 1988Paper

A survey of gastrointestinal parasites in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria

Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
F F ReinthalerW Sixl

Abstract

To study the epidemiology of intestinal parasites in Ogun State, Nigeria, 479 stool specimens were examined at a hospital in Abeokuta during the rainy season in June 1986. Intestinal helminths and/or protozoa were present in 297 samples (62%). 41.1% of the specimens showed a single infection, 34% showed double, 20% triple and 5% quadruple infection. The most commonly found worm was Ascaris lumbricoides (in 40% of specimens), followed by Trichuris trichiura (23.2%), hookworms (19.2%), Strongyloides stercoralis (2.1%) and Dicrocoelium sp. (0.4%). Pathogenic protozoa found were Entamoeba histolytica (7%), Giardia intestinalis (4.2%), Blastocystis hominis (2.5%) and Cryptosporidum sp. (2.3%). The apathogenic protozoa Entamoeba coli, Chilomastix mesnili, Trichomonas hominis and Iodamoeba buetschlii were also seen.

References

Mar 1, 1979·International Journal of Epidemiology·J P OyerindeO Ogunbi
Aug 1, 1978·Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology·J P Oyerinde
Mar 1, 1977·Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology·B A Obiamiwe
Jun 1, 1983·Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology·J K Udonsi
Aug 1, 1983·Journal of Tropical Pediatrics·N E Agugua

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Jul 5, 2017·European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases : Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology·R D'AlfonsoF Berrilli

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