Correlation between Cryptosporidium parvum and Helicobacter Pylori Infections in Gastrointestinal Patients at Wasit Province
Keywords:Direct smear, Modified Ziehl Neelson, Cryptosporidium parvum, Helicobacter pylori, dipstick.
The present study aimed to identify the relationship between Cryptosporidium parvum parasite and
Helicobacter pylori in patients at Wasit province and its environs. One hundred stool samples were collected
(male and female) from suspected diarrheal patients of parasitic and bacterial infection during the period
October 2020 to April 2021 who attended to Al-Karamah Teaching Hospital at Wasit province and General
Hospital of Martyr Fairuz at Hay district.
The investigation of the oocysts of the Cryptosporidium parvum parasite was carried out by staining with
Modified Ziehl Neelson method and also detecting of Helicobacter pylori by using dipstick. The results of
our study revealed that 55( 55%) was positive for C. parvum and 48 (48%) was positive for Helicobacter
pylori and the co- infections between the parasite and bacteria reached to 32( 32%). The age group(1-20
years) showed the highest11 (11%) prevalence rate while the lowest prevalence was in patient with age
group (21-40 years) reached to 6(6%) interplay infections between the parasite and bacteria .
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