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dc.contributor.authorMahgoub, E.S.
dc.contributor.authorAl Mahbashi, A.
dc.contributor.authorAbdul Latif, B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:39:09Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:39:09Z
dc.date.issued2004EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1004_5/10_4-5_2004_494_501.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119443
dc.description494-501EN
dc.description.abstractWe investigated the rate of infection by Cryptosporidium parvum among children from birth to 12 years attending Princess Rahma Teaching Hospital in Irbid, Jordan and evaluated various diagnostic methods. We collected single stool specimens from 300 children; 7 specimens were from children undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Diagnostic methods used for detection of infection were direct wet mount preparation, flotation concentration, cold Kinyoun Ziehl-Neelsen stain and direct immunofluorescence. We detected C. parvum oocysts in 112 samples [‎37.3%]‎ using direct immunofluorescence, which showed the highest sensitivity. Source of drinking water appeared to be an important risk factor for transmission of infection. A higher incidence of infection was recorded during January-May, the rainy seasonEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectColoring AgentsEN
dc.subjectFecesEN
dc.subjectFluorescent Antibody Technique, DirectEN
dc.subjectHospitals, PediatricEN
dc.subjectHospitals, TeachingEN
dc.subjectIncidenceEN
dc.subjectPopulation SurveillanceEN
dc.subject.meshCryptosporidiosisEN
dc.titleCryptosporidiosis in children in a north Jordanian paediatric hospitalEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (‎4-5)‎, 494-501, 2004


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