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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 3, March 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Prevalence Rate Of Giardia Lamblia/Helicobacter Pylori Co-Infections In Khartoum State, Sudan

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AUTHOR(S)

Nusaiba Fadul Mustafa Ahmed, Tayseer Elamin Mohamed Elfaki, Mohieldin Elsayid

 

KEYWORDS

Prevalence rate, Giardia lamblia, Helicobacter pylori, Co-infection.

 

ABSTRACT

The study aimed to determine the prevalence rate of Giardia lamblia/ Helicobacter pylori co-infections in Khartoum State, Sudan. A cross-sectional study was carried out during the period between May to December 2015. A total of 100 subjects were included in this study, the age ranging between (1-80) years, the mean age was (29Ī 19) years old. Stool samples were taken from all subjects included in the study, in addition to; clinical and parasitological data were obtained and recorded. Out of 100 subjects, (14 (14%)) were positive for G. lamblia by using direct wet mount and (22 (22%)) were positive by using formal ether concentration technique (FECT) (p=0.000). Out of 100 subjects, (30 (30%)) were positive for H. pylori when detected by using H. pylori antigen test. The study showed that the prevalence of G. lamblia was higher in females (11 (11%)) than in males (3 (3%)) (p=0.193). Also, H. pylori prevalence was higher in females (17 (17%)) than in males (13 (13%)) (p=0.390). The prevalence rate of G. lamblia was higher (5(5%)) in the age group (16- 25) and (46-65) years old by using direct wet mount (p=0.053), while the prevalence rate of H. pylori was higher (9 (9%)) in the age group (1-15) years old (p=0.424). The study revealed that the prevalence rate of G. lamblia and H. pylori co-infections were (5%), (9%) by using direct wet mount and formal ether concentration technique respectively. This study indicated that the prevalence rate of G. lamblia and H. pylori in the study area were (14%), (30%) respectively and co-infection was (5%), with no significant value for co-infection (p=0.615).

 

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