PREVALENCE OF INTESTINAL PARASITES IN child day care centers: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Autores

  • Renata Gregório Franco Moura
  • Eliézer Lucas Pires Ramos
  • Meiriane Sanches Colombo
  • Fábia de Lima de Macedo Aidar
  • César Gómez Hernández
  • Márcia Benedita de Oliveira Silva
  • Karine Rezende de Oliveira

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5216/rpt.v46i1.46301

Palavras-chave:

Parasitic Diseases, child day care centers, health education.

Resumo

Intestinal parasites are among the most commonly found pathogens in humans and are considered a public health problem. The frequency of intestinal parasites was evaluated in children and staff at two day care centers in the city of Ituiutaba, Brazil and health encouragement
activities were developed. For parasite detection in stool samples the Ritchie’s technique and the Hoffman-Pons-Janer, Baermann-Moraes, Willis and Ziehl-Neelsen methods were applied.
Of 140 children, 88 (62.9%) were positive, where Giardia intestinalis cysts were present in 65 children (51.1%), Entamoeba coli in 22 (17.3%), Endolimax nana in 12 (9.4%), Entamoeba histolytica/E. dispar in 9 (7%), Hymenolepis nana eggs were found in 5 (4%), hookworms in 4 (3.1%), Ascaris lumbricoides and Enterobius vermicularis in 3 (2.3%) and Strongyloides stercoralis, Trichuris trichiura, Cryptosporidium spp. and Iodamoeba butschlii in one child (0.8%). Among the 41 employees examined, 10 (24.3%) were positive, E. coli cysts were found in 6 samples (35.2%) and E. nana in 5 (29.4%), followed by E. histolytica/E. dispar
in 4 (23.6%) and G. intestinalis and E. vermicularis eggs in (5.9%). The data show the high frequency of intestinal parasites in fecal samples analyzed and demonstrate the importance of adopting preventive measures such as health and education involving the community.

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Publicado

07-04-2017

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Gregório Franco Moura, R., Lucas Pires Ramos, E., Sanches Colombo, M., de Lima de Macedo Aidar, F., Gómez Hernández, C., Benedita de Oliveira Silva, M., & Rezende de Oliveira, K. (2017). PREVALENCE OF INTESTINAL PARASITES IN child day care centers: EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE. Revista De Patologia Tropical / Journal of Tropical Pathology, 46(1), 75–84. https://doi.org/10.5216/rpt.v46i1.46301

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ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS / ORIGINAL ARTICLES