Global Advanced Research Journal of Microbiology (GARJM) ISSN: 2315-5116
July 2018 Vol. 7(5): pp. 098-103
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Prevalence of Cryptosporidiosis and Intestinal Parasites among Immunocompromised Patients in Khartoum State- Sudan

Saeed, Abdelgadir Saeed Mohammed 1, Ahmed Bakheet Abd Alla2*, Hamid Suliman Abdullah3, Tayseer Elamin Mohamed Elfaki2, Ali Elamin Nasir4, Mohamed Mobarak Elbaheir5 and Ezzalarab Kamil Ahmed4


1 School of Medical Laboratory Sciences- Sharq El Neil College, Khartoum, Sudan.

*2Head Department of Parasitology ad Medical Entomology- College of Medical Laboratory Science- Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.

2,4Department of Parasitology ad Medical Entomology- College of Medical Laboratory Science- Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.

3 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum Sudan.

5Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science- Alzaiem Alazhari University, Khartoum, Sudan.



Accepted 14 July, 2018



This cross-sectional study was carried out in Khartoum state, Sudan during the period from September 2013 to August 2016. The study conducted on 384 patients, 179 were males and 205 were females, with the mean age was 36±12yeas old. Stool samples were taken from all immunocompromised patients; all samples were examined for Cryptosporidium spp using wet preparation and Formal ether concentration technique. The study showed that the overall prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp was (19.8%). The prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp increased gradually with age reaching (8.9%) among the age group 15- 30 years old followed by (5.7%)among age group 31- 45 years old and (5.2%)among age group 46 - 60 years old. From the study, 7 species of intestinal parasites were detected in 266 (69.2%) stool samples, G. lamblia were 134 (34.9%), E. histolytica were 54 (14.1%), H. nanawere38 (9.9%), S. mansoni were12 (3.1%), Taenia spp. was21(5.5%), T. trichiura were 1 (0.3%) and S. stercoralis were 6 (1.6%). 

Keywords:  Cryptosporidiosis, Intestinal parasites, Immunocompromised.





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