The prevalence of the Cryptosporidium parvum among children in Ramadi city

  • KHADIJA KHLEAF AL-DULAIMI

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of Cryptosporidium parvum among children in the city of Ramadi and made a comparison between ziehl -Neelsen method and the ELISA method, which is usually used to diagnose this parasite in Ramadi hospital (administration of Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital and Ramadi Teaching Hospital).


Fecal samples were collected from 813 children under 5 years. Oocysts of Cryptosporidium parvum parasite were determined by using ELSIA and Ziehl-Neelsen (acid-fast stain, ZN).


Our study was shown that the rate of prevalence of the C. parvum was 7.87% from the total of 813 samples of diarrhea by using Zeihl-Neelsen method while  ELISA technique result was 11.56% From our results, ELISA technique more specific than Ziehl-Neelsen method in diagnosis of C. parvum and the different is  significant (P <0.05)..


 


http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/tjps.27.2022.031  

Published
Jul 27, 2022
How to Cite
AL-DULAIMI, KHADIJA KHLEAF. The prevalence of the Cryptosporidium parvum among children in Ramadi city. Tikrit Journal of Pure Science, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 3, p. 1-5, july 2022. ISSN 2415-1726. Available at: <http://tjps.tu.edu.iq/index.php/j/article/view/1303>. Date accessed: 03 oct. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/j.v27i3.1303.
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