Anales de la Facultad de Medicina
ISSN 1025-5583 versión impresa
HUIZA, Alina, ESPINOZA, Yrma, ROJAS, Róger et al. Detección de coccidios en niños asintomáticos mediante esporulación de muestras fecales. An. Fac. med., oct./dic. 2004, vol.65, no.4, p.239-242. ISSN 1025-5583.
Objective: To estimate intestinal coccidiae infection prevalence of in asymptomatic children from a marginal community in Lima. Material and Methods: Stool samples were collected from 79 asymptomatic children aged 7 months through 7 year-old from Asentamiento Humano "Las Casuarinas de Villa". Direct smear and colored frotis by Kinyoun technique were prepared. Another portion was placed in small bottles with potasium bicromatum 2,5% to obtain sporulation. After 10 days, frotis were colored by Kinyoun. Results: Direct smear detected one sample with Cryptosporidium (1,3%). In frotis colored before sporulation, 3 with Cryptosporidium (3,8%) were found and one with Isospora belli (1,3%); in frotis colored post-sporulation 6 samples with Cryptosporidium (7.59%) were detected and one with Isospora belli. Conclusion: Sporulation increases Cryptosporidium detection.
Palabras llave: Coccidiosis, diagnosis; spores; cryptosporidium; isospora.
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