comparison of four nitroimidazole compounds for treatment of symptomatic amoebiasis in kenya.four antiamoebic drugs currently used in many kenyan hospitals and health centres were compared for their efficacy on symptomatic luminal amoebiasis in kiambu, kilifi, and machakos hospitals during this study. the drugs were; the brand metronidazole (flagyl, may & baker, kenya ltd.), the generic metronidazole (metrozol, cosmos ltd., nairobi, kenya), the brand tinidazole (fasigyn, pfizer laboratories ltd.) and the generic tinidazole (tynazole laboratory and allied equipments, kenya ltd). clinical ...19892606014
antibodies against entamoeba histolytica in human milk and serum in kenya.a modified enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) technique has been developed for the detection of secretory immunoglobulin a (siga) antibodies against entamoeba histolytica. by substituting phosphate-buffered saline-triton for phosphate-buffered saline-tween as the antibody incubating buffer, unspecific absorption of siga was avoided. as revealed by chessboard titrations, the optimal amount of antigen for coating was higher in siga than in igg elisa. a purified antigen from the membrane pel ...19836306046
epidemiological study on infectious diarrheal diseases in children in a coastal rural area of kenya.diarrheal diseases are major causes of morbidity and mortality among children in developing countries. we have analyzed the causative agents of diarrhea in children under five years of age who resided in rural environments but attended a hospital in malindi, a coastal town in kenya. bacterial diarrhea was found in 239 (27.7%) of 862 patients with diarrhea. diarrheagenic escherichia coli, including enteropathogenic, enterotoxigenic, and enterohaemorrhagic strains, was isolated from 119 (13.8%) pa ...19979403500
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