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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 2822-2827

Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections at a Tertiary Care Hospital: a Retrospective Study
M. Ravish Kumar1, Praveen Kumar Doddamani1*, Prashant Parandekar1 and Prashant Kumar2
1Department of Microbiology,
2Department of Community Medicine, ESIC medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka 585105, India
*Corresponding author

Intestinal parasitic Infections are one of the major health problems in developing countries like India. The prevalence of different parasitic infections varies from one place to another and depends on many factors such as socio-economic status, hygiene, water supply, sanitation, population density, nutritional status and climatic conditions. This was a retrospective study conducted from January 2017 to December 2018 at a tertiary care hospital, Kalaburagi which is a dry, hot place. Stool samples sent from different departments irrespective of age were included in the study. Sample was collected in wide mouthed sterile screw capped and was subjected to routine macroscopic and microscopic examination. A total of 726 stool specimens were examined for probable parasitic infection. The prevalence of Intestinal parasitic Infections at our hospital was 8.12%. The parasites detected was Entamoeba histolytica (55.93%), Giardia lamblia (27.12%), Hymenolepis nana (5.08%), Ascaris lumbricoides (3.39%), Strongyloides stercoralis (3.39%), Taenia species (3.39%), Enterobius vermicularis (1.70%). The present study highlights the importance of knowledge of intestinal parasitic infections of particular region, which help the clinicians for diagnosis and management. Prevalence rate in our study was low which indicates that there is improvement in personal hygiene, drinking water supply and sanitary practices.

Keywords: Intestinal parasitic infections, Ascaris, Stool samples

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Ravish Kumar, M., Praveen Kumar Doddamani, Prashant Parandekar and Prashant Kumar. 2019. Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections at a Tertiary Care Hospital: a Retrospective Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 2822-2827. doi:
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