Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in HIV-infected patients in Kajang Hospital, Selangor

Lim, Y.A.; Rohela, M.; Sim, B.L.; Jamaiah, I.; Nurbayah, M. (2005) Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in HIV-infected patients in Kajang Hospital, Selangor. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 36 Sup. pp. 30-3. ISSN 0125-1562

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    A total of 66 fecal specimens obtained from patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from Kajang Hospital were screened for Cryptosporidium oocysts. The fecal specimens were concentrated using the formalin ethyl acetate concentration technique, stained with modified Ziehl-Neelsen and confirmed with immunofluorescence stain. It was established that 2 (3.0) were positive for Cryptosporidium. The two cases involved a Chinese local man (with diarrhea) and an Indonesian foreigner (without diarrhea). A higher index of suspicion for clinical cryptosporidiosis in HIV patients, including those with chronic weight loss with or without diarrhea, is recommended. In addition, laboratory testing for Cryptosporidium in HIV-infected patients is highly recommended in order to have a better understanding of the epidemiology and management of the disease in Malaysia.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Lim, Y.A.(Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    2. Rohela, M.
    3. Sim, B.L.
    4. Jamaiah, I.
    5. Nurbayah, M.
    Journal or Publication Title: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
    Additional Information: Lim, Y A L Rohela, M Sim, B L H Jamaiah, I Nurbayah, M eng Thailand 2006/01/28 09:00 Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2005;36 Suppl 4:30-3.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Animals Comorbidity Cryptosporidiosis/complications/diagnosis/*epidemiology Cryptosporidium/*isolation & purification Feces/parasitology Female HIV Infections/*complications/epidemiology Humans Malaysia/epidemiology Male Middle Aged Oocysts/isolation & purification Prevalence Risk Factors
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Johana Johari
    Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 12:27
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 12:27

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