Intestinal protozoa and helminth infections in pre-school and elementary school-children from colina county, santiago, Chile, 2003 Infecciones por protozoos y helmintos intestinales en pre-escolares y escolares de la Comuna de Colina, Santiago, Chile. 2003

Mercado R.; Luis Carlos G.I.L.; Castillo, D.; Muñoz, V; Ueta M.T.; Sandoval L.E.A.; Jercic M.I.; Schenone, H


In may 2003 an epidemiologic-parasitological survey was carried out in 206 pre-school and schoolchildren from San Vicente de Lo Arcaya School in Colina, a semi-rural county of the Santiago Province in the Metropolitan Region of Chile. The most frequent parasitic elements were: Blastocystis hominis - in men and women respectively - 38.8% and 44.4%, Giardia intestinalis with 9.5% and 16.2% and Enterobius vermicularis with 12.9% and 10.0%. It is notewortly that the infected children were asymptomatic Cryptosporidium parvum was not observed and an ELISA test for Strongyloides stercoralis infections was positive in one children. This study confirms that intestinal parasitic infections in children remain with a high prevalence in Chile.

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Volumen: 58
Número: 3-4
Editorial: Sociedad Chilena de Parasitología
Fecha de publicación: 2003
Página de inicio: 173
Página final: 176