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Prevalence of intestinal opportunistic parasites infections in the University hospital of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

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Title
Prevalence of intestinal opportunistic parasites infections in the University hospital of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
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Infectious Diseases of Poverty, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40249-015-0065-x
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Ibrahim Sangaré, Sanata Bamba, Mamoudou Cissé, Adama Zida, Rabila Bamogo, Constant Sirima, Bienvenue K. Yaméogo, Roger Sanou, François Drabo, Roch K. Dabiré, Robert T. Guiguemdé

Abstract

Gastrointestinal parasites infections are widespread in Africa and their prevalence infections vary from country to country. This study aimed at assessing the prevalence of opportunistic intestinal parasites infection and other gastrointestinal parasites infection among patients attending the laboratory of Parasitology and Mycology of the University Hospital Souro Sanou of Bobo-Dioulasso. A hospital cross-sectional based study was conducted from April to August, 2012. Participants were persons whom parasitological examination of stools has been prescribed by a clinician. The stools examination methods included direct wet saline examination, lugol's iodine staining technique, formol-ether concentration and modified Ziehl-Neelsen staining. We recorded age and sex information for each patient. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasite infections was 65.3 % (190/291). Majority of the parasitic infections was waterborne (64.3 %) consisting of high prevalence of Cryptosporidium sp. (26.5 %) and Entamoeba histolytica/dispar (23.4 %). The prevalence of opportunistic parasites was 28.9 % and Cryptosporidium sp. was the most prevalent species followed by Blastocystis sp. (1.0 %), Cyclospora sp. (0.7 %) and Isospora belli (0.7 %). The prevalence of intestinal helminthes was 1.7 %. The prevalence of intestinal parasitism in general remains high in Bobo-Dioulasso requiring the establishment of adequate diagnostic techniques, treatment and prevention.

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Unknown 95 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 18%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Researcher 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 6%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 29 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 5%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 37 39%

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