publication . Article . 2013

Prevalence of Intestinal Coccidia and Microsporidia in an Indigenous Community, State of Zulia, Venezuela

ZULBEY RIVERO DE RODRIGUEZ;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Kasmera (issn: 0075-5222, eissn: 2477-9628, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad de Zulia
Abstract
Abstract: In order to determine the prevalence of intestinal coccidia and microsporidia, fecal samples from individuals of an indigenous community in Perijá, State of Zulia, Venezuela, were studied. One-hundred seventy-two (172) fecal samples from people of both genders between 1 month and 86 years of age were subjected to macroscopic and microscopic examination with physiological saline, Lugol and formalin-ether concentration. Only 145 underwent Kinyoun and gram-chromotrope stains. The following species were identified: Cystoisospora belli in 3 individuals (2.07%); Cryptosporidium spp. in 2 cases (1.38%); Cyclospora cayetanensis in 1 case (0.69%); and microspor...
Subjects
free text keywords: Coccidios, Microsporidios, Indígenas, Coccidia, microsporidia, indigenous, Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine, RC955-962, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
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publication . Article . 2013

Prevalence of Intestinal Coccidia and Microsporidia in an Indigenous Community, State of Zulia, Venezuela

ZULBEY RIVERO DE RODRIGUEZ;