Parasitological observations of chronic diarrhoea in suspected AIDS adult patients in Kinshasa (Zaire)

MC Henry, D De Clercq, B Lokombe, K Kayembe, B Kapita, K Mamba, N Mbendi, P Mazebo

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Abstract

The parasitological profile of chronic diarrhoea in 46 Zairian adults suspected of Aids demonstrated that the frequency of protozoa was five times higher than that of helminths; 86% of the protozoa were sporozoa: Isospora belli was the most frequent (19%), followed by Cryptosporidium isolated for the first time in Zaire (8%) and Blastocystis hominis (2%). 37 of the 46 patients were immunodeficient
Original languageEnglish
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume80
Pages (from-to)309-310
ISSN0035-9203
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Keywords

  • B780-tropical-medicine
  • Viral diseases
  • AIDS
  • Parasitology
  • Diarrhea
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Isospora
  • Protozoal diseases
  • Yeasts
  • Isolation
  • Purification
  • Congo-Kinshasa
  • Africa-Central

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