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|Title ||:||Studies on prevalence of Strongyloides infection in Holambra and Maceió, Brazil, by the agar plate faecal culture method|
|Authors ||:||Kobayashi, Jun|
Soares, Elza C.
Correia Dacal, Alfred R. do
Brito, Meane C.
Foli, Archimedes A.
|Issue Date ||:||1996 |
|Abstract ||:||Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection in three areas of Brazil was surveyed by a recently developed faecal culture method (an agar plate culture). The Strongyloides infection was confirmed in 11.3% of 432 subjects examined. The diagnostic efficacy of the agar plate culture was as high as 93.9% compared to only 28.5% and 26.5% by the Harada-Mori filter paper culture and faecal concentration methods, when faecal samples were examined simultaneously by these three methods. Among the 49 positive samples, about 60% were confirmed to be positive only by the agar plate culture. These results indicate that the agar plate culture is a sensitive new tool for the correct diagnosis of chronic Strongyloides infection.|
|Type Local ||:||雑誌掲載論文|
|Publisher ||:||Scientific Electronic Library Online|
|Citation ||:||Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo Vol.38 no.4 p.279 -284|
|Appears in Collections||:||Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (Faculty of Medicine)|
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