Prevalence of Dientamoeba fragilis, Giardia duodenalis, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, and Cryptosporidium spp inDa Nang, Vietnam, detected by a multiplex real-time PCR
2016 (English)In: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), ISSN 0903-4641, E-ISSN 1600-0463, Vol. 124, no 6, 529-533 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We surveyed the prevalence of Dientamoeba fragilis, Giardia duodenalis, Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba dispar, and Cryptosporidium spp in individuals with and without gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms residing in and around Da Nang city, Vietnam. Fecal samples were collected from children (n = 100) and adults (n = 80) with GI symptoms and from healthy individuals (n = 88) reporting no GI symptoms. Parasite detection was performed by multiplex real-time PCR. Overall, except for G. duodenalis, we found a low prevalence (<5%) of D. fragilis and E. dispar and no detection of E. histolytica and C. spp in all participants with GI symptoms. Specifically for D. fragilis this contrasts with findings in European populations of children with GI symptoms showing prevalence up to 73%. Moreover, our results indicate that the prevalence of G. duodenalis is higher in patients with GI symptoms compared to asymptomatic individuals and this difference is most obvious in young patients.
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2016. Vol. 124, no 6, 529-533 p.
Dientamoeba fragilis; Giardia duodenalis; Entamoeba histolytica/dispar and Cryptosporidium spp; PCR; prevalence
Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29869DOI: 10.1111/apm.12535ISI: 000376602800013PubMedID: 27102222ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84983021800Local ID: HHJBiomedicinISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-29869DiVA: diva2:926142