Intestinal parasites in Iaualapiti indians from Xingu Park, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Intestinal parasites in Iaualapiti indians from Xingu Park, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Author Ferreira, Cláudio Santos Google Scholar
Camargo, Luis Marcelo Aranha Google Scholar
Moitinho, Maria da Luz Ribeiro Google Scholar
Azevedo, Ramiro Anthero de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Estadual de Maringá Departamento de Análises Clínicas
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Brine flotation and gravity sedimentation coproscopical examinations were performed in stool samples from 69 of the 147 Iaualapiti Indians of the Xingu Park, Mato Grosso State, Brazil. Intestinal [arasites were present in 89.9% of the population examined. High rates of prevalence were found for some parasite species. Ancylostomidae, 82.6%; Enterobius vermicularis, 26.1%; Ascaris lumbricoides, 20.3%; and Entamoeba coli, 68.1%. Infection by Trichuris trichuria, Schistosoma mansoni, Taenia spp. and Hymenolepis nana was not detected. Helminth's prevalence in children aged one year or less was comparatively low (33.3%). Quantitative coproscopy was done in positive samples for Ascaris and Ancylostomidae and the results expressed in eggs per gram of feces (EPG). Quantitative results revealed that worm burdens are very low and overdispersed in this Indian tribe, a previously unreported fact.
Keywords Brazilian Indians
quantitative coproscopy
Language English
Date 1991-12-01
Published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde, v. 86, n. 4, p. 441-442, 1991.
ISSN 0074-0276 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Ministério da Saúde
Extent 441-442
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1991HB72000012
SciELO ID S0074-02761991000400012 (statistics in SciELO)

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