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Titolo:
Intestinal amoebiasis, giardiasis and geohelminthiases: their association with other intestinal parasites and reported intestinal symptoms
Autore:
Utzinger, J; NGoran, EK; Marti, HP; Tanner, M; Lengeler, C;
Indirizzi:
Swiss Trop Inst, Dept Epidemiol & Publ Hlth, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland Swiss Trop Inst Basel Switzerland CH-4002 th, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland Ctr Suisse Rech Sci, Abidjan 01, Cote Ivoire Ctr Suisse Rech Sci AbidjanCote Ivoire 01 Sci, Abidjan 01, Cote Ivoire Univ Cocody, Lab Biol Anim, UFR Biosci, Abidjan 22, Cote Ivoire Univ Cocody Abidjan Cote Ivoire 22 , UFR Biosci, Abidjan 22, Cote Ivoire
Titolo Testata:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
fascicolo: 2, volume: 93, anno: 1999,
pagine: 137 - 141
SICI:
0035-9203(199903/04)93:2<137:IAGAGT>2.0.ZU;2-H
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SCHISTOSOMA-MANSONI; ENTAMOEBA-DISPAR; MORBIDITY; COMMUNITIES; INFECTION; AMEBIASIS; CHILDREN;
Keywords:
diarrhoea; Ascaris lumbricoides; Entamoeba histolytica; Entamoeba dispar; Giardia duodenalis; amoebiasis; giardiasis; geohelminthiasis; hookworm; intestinal parasites; disease perception; Cote d'Ivoire;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
29
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Lengeler, C SwissdTrop Inst, Dept Epidemiol & Publ Hlth, POB, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerlan Swiss Trop Inst POB Basel Switzerland CH-4002 sel, Switzerlan
Citazione:
J. Utzinger et al., "Intestinal amoebiasis, giardiasis and geohelminthiases: their association with other intestinal parasites and reported intestinal symptoms", T RS TROP M, 93(2), 1999, pp. 137-141

Abstract

In order to determine reported signs and symptoms that may predict an intestinal parasitic infection, 241 schoolchildren in western Cote d'Ivoire were interviewed with a simple questionnaire and their stool specimens were examined over several consecutive days. Special emphasis was placed on (i) assessing infections by Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar, Giardia duodenalis and by intestinal worms, (ii) looking for associations between these parasites, and (iii) looking for associations between these parasites and commonlyperceived intestinal signs and symptoms. Complete questionnaire results, intestinal helminth infections derived from 4 Kato-Katz thick smears, and intestinal protozoa infections assessed on a single day by a formalin-ether concentration procedure were obtained from 209 children (87%). A logistic regression modelling approach showed that an infection with E. histolytica/E.dispar was significantly associated with an Entamoeba coli infection. However, for G. duodenalis, hookworm and Ascaris lumbricoides, no association was found between any of these parasites and other intestinal parasites. In a multivariate analysis reported diarrhoea was the only symptom positively associated with an E, histolytica/E. dispar infection (P = 0.028). Its diagnostic performance showed a low sensitivity (28%), a high specificity (85%)and moderate positive and negative predictive values (52% and 67%, respectively). Surprisingly, reported 'turning stomach' was less often reported bychildren infected with G. doudenalis (borderline significance, P = 0.057). It is concluded that reported diarrhoea could be a symptom worth exploringfurther for the rapid identification of schoolchildren infected with E. histolyticala dispar.

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