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intestinal protozoa in hiv-infected patients in apulia, south italy.protozoa are important enteric pathogens in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) infection. in this study the prevalence of intestinal protozoa in 154 hiv-infected patients, with or without diarrhoea, in our region (apulia, south italy) was evaluated between december 1993 and february 1998. in the majority of patients cd4+ t cell count was below 200/microl. the overall prevalence of intestinal protozoa was 43/154 (27.92%). twenty-eight (43.08%) out of 65 patients with diarrhoea and 1 ...199910694157
prevalence of cryptosporidium in children with enteritis in southern italy.cryptosporidium parvum is a protozoan which causes self-limiting diarrhea in immunocompetent subjects, and severe life-threatening disease in immunocompromised patients. cryptosporidiosis is more common in developing countries and in infants. in this paper we have evaluated the prevalence of c. parvum in 368 hospitalized children with enteritis, of whom 359 were immunocompetent and 9 hiv-infected. stool specimens were concentrated by sedimentation and stained with a modified ziehl-neelsen method ...19968817198
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