the epidemiology of entamoeba histolytica in a nigerian urban population.microscopic examination of multiple faeces samples of 2 825 persons was carried out in the metropolitan lagos. overall prevalence of entamoeba histolytica was 11.2%. prevalence increased rapidly in younger age groups and there were no real differences between males and females. prevalence was high among families who ate together from the same plate, among those who ate with their fingers and among those who ate away from home. prevalence was not associated with type of water supply but was seemi ...1979226490
Comparative study of entero-parasitic infections among HIV sero-positive and sero-negative patients in Lagos, Nigeria.Intestinal parasites are endemic in many parts of the world where HIV infection is also widespread. Previous studies had shown that the spectrum of opportunistic and common endemic parasitic infections with HIV vary in different regions and usually reflect the infections prevalent in these regions. This present study was aimed at comparing the prevalence and types of intestinal parasitic infections in HIV sero-positive and sero-negative patients in Lagos.201121896269
a study of the aetiological agents of childhood diarrhoea in lagos, nigeria.from december 1989 to may 1990, 315 faecal samples from children under 5 years old with diarrhoea (215) and without diarrhoea (100) seen at paediatric clinics were investigated for bacterial, viral and parasitic enteropathogens. standard and recently described methods were used for the investigations, which revealed that 74.9% of children with diarrhoea were infected with enteropathogens compared with 28% of controls. in the diarrhoeal group, 59.1% had a bacterial, 26.5% a viral and 2.3% a paras ...19948289209
age and sex distribution of infections with entamoeba histolytica and giardia intestinalis in the lagos population.stool samples were collected from 2,099 persons and examined for parasites: 9.5 percent were infected with entamoeba histolytica, 7.9 percent were infected with giardia intestinalis and 15.5 percent were infected with iodamoeba butschlii. the infections with e. histolytica and i. butschlii occurred more frequently in females than in males and adults were also more frequently infected than children. infection with g. intestinalis, on the other hand, was more prevalent in males than in females and ...1977591169
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