2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2003000400042
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Enteropatógenos associados com diarréia infantil (< 5 anos de idade) em amostra da população da área metropolitana de Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brasil

Abstract: Enteropathogens were investigated in 94 children with diarrhea and 45 age-matched controls, 0 to 5 years old, attending an outpatient unit in Criciúma, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Cryptosporidium (85.1%) topped the list of parasite isolates, followed by Entamoeba histolytica (56.4%) and Giardia lamblia (4.3%). Four samples contained enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (4.3%). Samonella and Shiguella were not detected. Only one sample contained rotavirus (1.1%).

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“…This fact caught our attention because in some regions of São Paulo, up to 40% of the population carries this protozoan but without apparent symptoms 12 . On the other hand, the low frequency of this infection may be related to the fact that the elimination of the parasite forms of this protozoan is intermittent 23 . The low frequency of G. lamblia persists based on the national data, and is confirmed by all the data from prior studies about HIV-1-seropositive patients in the Northwest of São Paulo 22,24 .…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This fact caught our attention because in some regions of São Paulo, up to 40% of the population carries this protozoan but without apparent symptoms 12 . On the other hand, the low frequency of this infection may be related to the fact that the elimination of the parasite forms of this protozoan is intermittent 23 . The low frequency of G. lamblia persists based on the national data, and is confirmed by all the data from prior studies about HIV-1-seropositive patients in the Northwest of São Paulo 22,24 .…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The 9.9% prevalence of G. lamblia infection in this study population of diarrheic children was lower than the prevalence of 14.4% for C. parvum infection 25 given that both parasites were simultaneously tested for using the direct immunofluorescent assay. SCHNACK et al 31 reported a higher prevalence of C. parvum (85.1%) compared to G. lamblia (4.3%) among diarrheic children assisted by the Centro de Saúde Municipal (Municipal Health Center) in Criciúma, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The lower prevalence for giardiasis compared to cryptosporidiosis found in our study population was not observed by NEWMAN et al 22 and FRASER et al 9 for cohorts of children living in north-east Brazil and from Beduin children living in Israel.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…27 Our results are similar to most reported for children in the State of São Paulo and other States of Brazil. [28][29][30][31] We cannot discard the possibility that the rates of giardiasis detected may be related to biological characteristics of the parasite, elimination of which is intermittent; the fact that only one sample was collected from each individual may have contributed to a lower prevalence in the human population. On the other hand, it is known that giardiasis is more frequent in children than adults, 32 a fact that was observed in the samples collected in Araçatuba, where the majority of the studied population was young (87%).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%