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A study of intestinal parasites in antenatal clinic patients in Lagos



A study of intestinal parasites in antenatal clinic patients in Lagos



Health and Hygiene 12(4): 176-179



A study carried out on the prevalence of intestinal parasite infections amongst pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Lagos, Nigeria, showed the most common intestinal infections to be Ascaris lumbricoides (in 26.9% of 108 stools examined), Trichuris trichiura (7.4%), Entamoeba histolytica (1.9%), and hookworm (0.9%). Nonpathogens detected were E. coli (13.9%), Iodamoeba buetschlii (3.7%) and Endolimax nana (0.9%). Overall, 46 (42.6%) of 108 stool specimens were positive.

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