Prevalence of gastrointestinal protozoa in school children from Menggatal, Sabah

Koh, Pei Hue (2006) Prevalence of gastrointestinal protozoa in school children from Menggatal, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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A study had been carried out in Sekolah Kebangsaan Darau, Menggatal, Sabah to determine the prevalence of gastrointestinal protozoa in 150 school children of ages seven, eight and nine. Fecal samples were examined by three techniques which are direct examination, concentration technique and Kato-Katz technique. The total percentages for the gastrointestinal protozoa infections were 30 cases (20%). The 30 cases of infection were divided into four categories which are 21 cases of single infection, 6 cases of double infections, 2 cases of triple infections and 1 case of fourfold infections. The frequency of infection was Entamoeba coli: 13 (43 .33%) ; E. nana : 8 (26.67%) ; E. histolytica : 5 (16.67%) ; E. hartmanni : 4 (13.33%) ; Isospora belli : 4 (13.33%) ; Balantidium coli: 4 (13.33%) ; Giardia lamblia : 3 (10%) and Iodamoeba butschlii : 2 (6.67%). There were no significant differences which the p-value greater than 0.05 in prevalence rates between child's fitness and demographic with infections.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: gastrointestinal protozoa, direct examination, concentration technique, Kato-Katz technique, infection, SK Darau
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 02:38
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 08:10

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