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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-127

Cryptosporidiosis, whether it is more prevalent in Southern India


1 Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Harmesh Manocha
Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida 201 306, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5070.138543

PMID: 25250236

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Cryptosporidium species is identified as an important cause of morbidity in children and adults. Prevalence rate as reported from various studies in India is much lower when compared to developed word. Present study was designed to analyze the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Stool samples from 306 patients suffering with gastrointestinal symptoms were examined for the presence of Cryptosporidium oocysts. A higher prevalence (25%) was found when compared to reports from north east and western India. Cryptosporidium was prevalent in 35-36% of adults, 17% of children and 20% of infants.


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