2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0036-46652006000500006
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Occurrence of enteroparasites in day care centers in Botucatu (São Paulo State, Brazil) with emphasis on Cryptosporidium sp., Giardia duodenalis and Enterobius vermicularis

Abstract: SUMMARYThe occurrence of the enteroparasites was verified in 279 children (0 to 6 years) of four municipal day cares of Botucatu/SP. Three samples of each child's feces were collected and processed by the methods of Hoffman-Pons-Janner, Faust and Ritchie and subsequent coloration of the fecal smear by the methods of Auramina-O and Ziehl-Neelsen modified for diagnosis of Cryptosporidium sp. and Graham method for diagnosis of Enterobius vermicularis. Of the analyzed children we verified a prevalence of intestina… Show more

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“…This study was based on a sample from an underprivileged population in which a high prevalence of giardiasis was largely observed when compared to studies done in other cities in Brazil 4,5,[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][16][17][18][19] . It is part of an "Extension Project to the Community" where two undergraduate students voluntarily worked on weekends, trying to make the community aware of the importance of health care.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This study was based on a sample from an underprivileged population in which a high prevalence of giardiasis was largely observed when compared to studies done in other cities in Brazil 4,5,[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][16][17][18][19] . It is part of an "Extension Project to the Community" where two undergraduate students voluntarily worked on weekends, trying to make the community aware of the importance of health care.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This is more common especially in developing or underdeveloped countries, in which actions to control enteroparasites are made more difficult by the financial costs of technical measures (infrastructure) and due to the lack of educational projects that provide the population with information 3,4 .…”
Section: Palavras-chavesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Daycare centers are environments where children have proven to be more susceptible to acquiring intestinal parasites, due to the facility of interpersonal contact (childchild, child-functionary), poorly-trained staff and inadequate hygiene conditions inherent in children 4,7 .…”
Section: Palavras-chavesmentioning
confidence: 99%
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