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blastocystis hominis among apparently healthy food handlers in jeddah, saudi arabia.a prospective study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of blastocystis hominis among random sample of apparently healthy food handlers. a total of 250 non saudi males over 21 years of age were examined. ninety (36%) had pathogenic and non pathogenic intestinal parasites. a total of 143 parasites were detected in their stool specimens. twenty were b. hominis (13.99%) while other parasites were 123 (86.01%). b. hominis was found in 20 positive cases (22.22%) with an overall rate of 8%. ...19979425825
prevalence of viral, bacterial and parasitic enteropathogens among young children with acute diarrhoea in jeddah, saudi arabia.the prevalence of viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens among children of jeddah, saudi arabia, was investigated. during december 1995-october 1996, 576 faecal samples were collected from children (0-5 year(s) old) suffering from acute diarrhoea and attending hospitals and outpatient clinics in jeddah. one or more enteropathogen(s) were identified in 45.6% of the stool specimens. mixed infections were detected in 12.2% of the diarrhoeal cases. rotavirus was detected in 34.6% of the specimens ...200111394180
enteroparasitic occurrence in stools from residents in southwestern region of saudi arabia before and during umrah season.study of the prevalence of human gastro-intestinal parasitic infections among patients living in makkah al-mukkarmah city before and during umrah season.200717334465
is intestinal parasitic infection still a public health concern among saudi children?to determine the possible health risk associated with intestinal parasite infections among children with gastroenteritis in jeddah, kingdom of saudi arabia.200818998015
intestinal parasites detected during pre-employment stool examination at tertiary health care center in makkah, kingdom of saudi arabia.this retrospective study determined the intestinal parasites discovered in 2490 new employees in a tertiary health care center in makah as regards nationalities, age groups and sex over the period from january 2010 to january 2014 to decrease introduction of communicable diseases. all the data were provided through the electronic hospital information system. the overall positive cases were 16%, significantly higher in females 57.4% than males 42.6%. differences in distribution of positive record ...201526485855
diagnosis of entamoeba histolytica in symptomatic children, jeddah city, saudi arabia.amebiasis is one of the most common parasitic infections worldwide. entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba dispar are two morphologically indistinguishable human protozoa parasites that are genetically distinct species. differential diagnosis of e. histolytica (pathogenic) and e. dispar (non-pathogenic) is essential both for treatment decision and public health knowledge. stool samples from 500 randomly selected children complaining of gastroenteritis were examined microscopically by direct wet sme ...200820306672
detection of cryptosporidium amongst diarrhoeic and asymptomatic children in jeddah, saudi arabia.between the march and may of 2000, stool specimens were collected from children aged <5 in six pre-school crèches and clinics in the jeddah area of saudi arabia. sixty-three (25%) of the children had diarrhoeal disease but the other 190 were asymptomatic. when the stool samples were stained and examined for the oocysts of cryptosporidium spp. and other enteric protozoa, 20 (32%) of the symptomatic children but only nine (4.7%) of the asymptomatic were found to be excreting cryptosporidium oocyst ...200312930614
detection of entamoeba histolytica/dispar in stool specimens by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in the population of jeddah city, saudi arabia.this study determined the prevalence of intestinal parasites, particularly pathogenic entamoeba sp. (e. histolytica), in patients attending three hospitals in jeddah city, king abdulaziz university hospital, king abdulaziz hospital and king fahad hospital for gastro-intestinal troubles. 186 stool specimens were examined microscopically for parasites and by elisa kit (e. histolytica ii) for true e. histolytica. 83 samples (44.6%) were positive by microscopy for at least one parasite. of which, 23 ...200717580574
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