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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
Hasegawa, Hideo
Soares, Elza C.
Toma, Hiromu
Correia Dacal, Alfred R. do
Brito, Meane C.
Yamanaka, Ademar
Foli, Archimedes A.
Sato, Yoshiya
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.
URL :http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651996000400007
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :0036-4665
Publisher :Scientific Electronic Library Online
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/46028
Citation :Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo Vol.38 no.4 p.279 -284
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