Three years of distribution of intestinal parasites in an Education and Research Hospital: A retrospective study
Bayram Pektaş 1 * , Ayşegül Aksoy Gökmen, Aşkın İnci, Aziz Alper Biten, Recep Keşli, Temel Ülker
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1 İzmir Atatürk Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuvarı Basın sitesi-İzmir, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the patients who applied to various clinics in our hospital with gastrointestinal complaints in terms of intestinal parasites, retrospectively.
Methods: Totally 41967 stool samples of patients applied to Parasitology laboratory in Konya Education and Research Hospital in January 2010-December 2012 were investigated under microscope after multiplexing by native lugol and formol ethyl acetate method. Trichrome dying was performed to the suspected samples. The stool samples, in which Entamoeba histolytica /E.dispar cannot be differentiated, were investigated by ELISA method in order to identify adhesin antigens.
Results: Intestinal parasite was determined in 2145 (5.11%) of 41.967 patients who applied to our laboratory in 3 years. 39.4%, 44.3% and 16.2% of positive patients were 0-15, 16-50 and >50 years old, respectively. Blastocyctis hominis, Entamoeba spp and Giardia intestinalis were found in 59.9%, 25% and 13.7% of the positive samples, respectively. Entamoeba spp and Giardia intestinalis were found most frequently in 0-15 years old patients, while Blastocyctis hominis was found most frequently in 15-49 years old patients. There was a statistically significant difference between these parasites and age groups (p<0.01). The distribution of the positive cases among the years was found as 6.8% in 2010, 5.4% in 2011, 3.3% in 2012 and there was a statistically significant difference between the years (p<0.01).
Conclusion: According to our results, the frequency of parasite infection still maintains its importance, although the frequency was decreased compared to previous years.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2015, 269-273

Publication date: 25 Oct 2015

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