intestinal parasites in children with diarrhea in el a study of parasitological prevalence in el salvador, stool specimens of 210 children with diarrhea were examined for intestinal parasites. in 104 cases (49%), intestinal helminths and protozoa were found. 53.4% of the specimens showed single infestation, 31.7% showed double. 3% triple and 1% quadruple infestation. of the helminths, 31% were trichuris trichiura, 18% ascaris lumbricoides and 5% hymenolepis nana. of the pathogenic protozoa, 7% were identified as giardia intestinalis, 6% entamoe ...19883262555
serologic and parasitologic studies of entamoeba histolytica in el salvador, 1974-1978.serologic and parasitologic studies were done in el salvador, c.a., from 1974-1978 to examine the reliability of the diagnosis of entamoeba histolytica infection in an endemic area and to confirm the estimates of morbidity and mortality due to amebiasis. the results suggest that infection with e. histolytica is common, but the estimated prevalence is too high. misdiagnosis occurring in hospital and public health laboratories was documented. data collected from examining family members of persons ...19816259960
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