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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 07  |  Issue : 03  |  Page : 130-133

Cryptosoridium As A Cause Of Diarrahoea In Children

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A total of 220 stool samples from children of less than 3 years age with acute/persistent diarrhoea were investigated for various enteropathogens. The predominant bacterial isolate was Eschericlia coli (positive 44.5% cases). Enteropathogenic, enterotoxigenic and enteroinvasive Esch. coli were detected in 23.2%, 12.7% and 1.4% cases respectively. Shigella sp, and salmonella typhimurium were isolated in 3.6% and 1.3% children respectively. In one case, Campylobacter jejuni was isolated. Rotavirus was detected in 14.1% cases. Candida albicans was isolated in 0.9% cases. In 2.7 children, Giardia lamblia and in 1.8% cases Entamoeba histolytica were detected. Cryptosporidium in pure from was detected in 1.4% cases. The importance of Cryptosporidium as a causative agent of diarrhoea in children is discussed.

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