The Prevalence Of Intestinal Parasitic Infections In HIV Infected Patients In A Rural Tertiary Care Hospital Of Western Maharashtra (A 5 Year Study) 210-212
Dr Ruchi Katiyar, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Rural Medical College, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Loni, Taluka-Rahata, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India-413736. Mobile number-+919890250597,Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: To determine the prevalence of intestinal parasites in patients with HIV infection.
Methods: Stool samples from 332 HIV infected patients with diarrhoea and 246 patients HIV infected patients without diarrhoea were examined for intestinal parasites by microscopy.
Results: Intestinal parasites were seen in 68.57% HIV patients with diarrhoea as compared to their presence in 30.08% HIV patients without diarrhoea. Giardia intestinalis was the most common parasite which was detected.
Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection in HIV patients. Giardia intestinalis is a predominant intestinal parasite which causes diarrhoea among HIV patients, followed by Cryptosporidium parvum.