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
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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