A Prevalence Study of
Intestinal Parasitic Infections in a Rural Hospital
N.M. Suryawanshi2, K.D. Deshpande3
1, 2, 3
of Microbiology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur (MS) INDIA.
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Survey on prevalence
of various intestinal parasitic infections is prerequisite to obtain an
accurate understanding of burden of cases of intestinal parasitic
infections in particular area. The aim of present study was to determine
the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among all age group of
people in Latur district, India. Material and Method: A total of
211 stool samples were collected from all age groups and examined by
routine naked eye and microscopic examination. Results: 14(6.63%)
stool samples showed presence of ova/cysts of protozoa or helminths.
Protozoal cysts or trophozoites were found in 3(32.4%) while helminthic
eggs were found in 11(78.5%) of positive samples. Conclusion: The
prevalence is very low as compared to other studies. These findings
suggest that there is increased awareness of personal hygiene and
sanitary practices among people in this area.