Cryptosporidiosis occurrence in HIV+ patients attended in a hospital, Brazil

Authors

  • Paulo César Ribeiro Instituto de Biologia do Exército; Centro de Pesquisas
  • Edwin Pile Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Departamento de Biologia; Núcleo de Endo e Ectoparasito de Interesse Médico e Veterinário
  • Margareth Maria de Carvalho Queiroz Fundação Instituto Oswaldo Cruz; Departamento de Biologia; Núcleo de Endo e Ectoparasito de Interesse Médico e Veterinário
  • Antonio Neres Norberg Universidade Iguaçu; Faculdade de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde
  • José Ricardo de Oliveira Tenório Instituto de Biologia do Exército; Centro de Pesquisas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102004000300020

Keywords:

Cryptosporidiosis^i1^sepidemiol, Cryptosporidium, HIV infections, HIV

Abstract

Cryptosporidiosis occurrence was determined in HIV+ patient assisted in the Clinic of Infect-parasitic Diseases in a hospital of Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the period from Juy/1998 to March/1999. In order to research, seventy-five patient, carriers of diarrhea or not, were appraised. The samples of feces were collected and placed in saline solution with formaldehyde (5%). The Modified Ritchie technique was used for the oocysts research, and the smears were stained with Safranine O methylene blue. The results verified 9.33% of positive samples, with higher frequency of cases in patients of the masculine sex from 20 to 50 years old, however without significant difference.

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Published

2004-06-01

How to Cite

Ribeiro, P. C., Pile, E., Queiroz, M. M. de C., Norberg, A. N., & Tenório, J. R. de O. (2004). Cryptosporidiosis occurrence in HIV+ patients attended in a hospital, Brazil . Revista De Saúde Pública, 38(3), 469-470. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89102004000300020

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Brief Communications