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

Lim, Yvonne Ai Lian and Mahmud, Rohela and Sim, B.L. and Ibrahim, Jamaiah and M., Nurbayah (2005) Prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in HIV-infected patients in Kajang Hospital, Selangor. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 36 (Spp.4). pp. 30-33. ISSN 0125-1562, DOI 16438176.

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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
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 10 Export Date: 15 October 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 16438176 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Lim,
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult animal article comorbidity cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidium feces female human Human immunodeficiency virus infection isolation and purification Malaysia male middle aged oocyst parasitology prevalence risk factor Animals HIV Infections Humans Oocysts Risk Factors
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 02:22
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 01:59

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