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The prevalence of intestinal parasites among patients examined in hacettepe turkey hospitals from 1974 1979


, : The prevalence of intestinal parasites among patients examined in hacettepe turkey hospitals from 1974 1979. Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni 14(3): 235-240

Of 26,097 stool specimens examined in Hacettepe hospitals between 1974-1979, 7,187 were positive for intestinal parasites. The prevalence was 36.7% in children and 22.5% in adults. The distribution of causitive agents in positive cases was as follows: Giardia lamblia 43.58% Ascaris lumbricoides 28.06%, Trichuris trichiura 9.38%, Hymenolepis nana 8.53%, Enterobius vermicularis 5.83%, Taenia saginata 3.56%, hookworms (Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus) 0.53%, Entamoeba histolytica 0.43% and Stronglyloides stercoralis 0.10%. In 10.6% of the positive cases, more than 1 sp. were detected.

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