Evaluation of five stains in diagnosing human intestinal coccidiosis

El Naggar, H.H.; Handousa, A.E.; El Hamshary, E.M.; El Shazly, A.M.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology 29(3): 883-891

1999


ISSN/ISBN: 1110-0583
PMID: 12561927
Document Number: 6749
Three hundreds cases over the year 1998 complaining of diarrhoea were examined. The stools were examined by the traditional diagnostic methods and confirmed to be free from intestinal parasites. Cryptosporidium parvum, Isospora belli and Cyclospora cayetanensis were detected by using different types of faecal stains namely modified Ziehl-Neelsen, Kinyoun acid-fast, Auramine-rhodamine, Gomori's trichrome and Giemsa. The number of positive cases were 87 C. parvum (29%), 5 cases L. belli (1.7%) and 12 cases C. cayetanensis (4%). This study showed that the sensitivity of modified Ziehl-Neelsen and Kinyoun Acid-fast were very high (100%) in comparison with the other stains.

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Evaluation of five stains in diagnosing human intestinal coccidiosis