Prevalence of Entamoebae infection in Sudan

Abstract number: P744

Saeed A., Abd H., Sandstrom G., Evengard B.

Objective: The frequency of E. histolytica and E. dispar was studied and sociodemographic conditions associated with E. histolytica and E. dispar infection. A descriptive study was carry out in urban area of Khartoum the capital city of Sudan.

Methods: Stools samples were examined by microscopy and positive to Entamoeba were analysed by PCR to differentiate between E. histolytica and E. dispar.

Results:E. histolytica was detected in 106/196 (54.1%) and E. dispar in 100/196 (51%). The age groups most infected were >30 years old followed by <9 years old. E. histolytica was significantly associated with diarrhoea 103/196 (52.6%) and with the presence of Red blood cells in the stools 101/196 (51.5%).

Conclusion:E. histolytica and E. dispar infections are common in Khartoum, therefore we need to apply a technique help in differentiation between them in the routine diagnosis of the samples.

Session Details

Date: 19/04/2008
Time: 00:00-00:00
Session name: 18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Location: Barcelona, Spain
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