Prevalence Of Cyclospora Cayetanensis In HIV Positive Individuals In A Tertiary Care Hospital 382-384
Dr. Ashihabegum MA,M.D,
Assistant Professor,Department of Microbiology,
Tirunelveli Medical College,
Tirunelveli District, 627 011, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: 94425 63742
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:
The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of cyclospora cayetanensis in HIV positive individuals in a tertiary care hospital and to correlate the findings with the CD4 cell count.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
Stool specimens (n = 50) from HIV Positive individuals were subjected to modified acid fast staining (Kinyounâ€™s method) and safranin staining methods.CD4 cell count for all seropositive HIV patients was determined by Flowcytometry method.
Prevalence Of Cyclospora cayetanensis in HIV positive individuals is 24%.The occcurence is more common in men than in women.Patients with CD4 count of <200 cells/microlitres revealed cyclosporiasis.
Hence, it is necessary to screen all the patients with or without diarrhea, so that we can diagnose and treat the patient which prolongs the life span of the patient.