Blastocystis species and gastrointestinal symptoms in peruvian adults attended in a public hospital

Mayra Ximena Robles-Cabrera, Jorge L. Maguiña, Luis Gonzales-Huerta, Vicky Panduro-Correa, Bernardo Dámaso-Mata, Samuel Pecho-Silva, Ana Claudia Navarro-Solsol, Ali A. Rabaan, Alfonso J. Rodríguez-Morales, Kovy Arteaga-Livias

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of Blastocystis sp. in gastrointestinal symptoms reported by adult patients in a Peruvian hospital. A case-control 3:1 study was performed at the outpatient clinic. Direct stool examinations were done. One hundred sixty patients were included, 40 cases and 120 controls. Positivity to Blastocystis sp. was associated with dyspepsia (P <0.001), bloating (P <0.001) and abdominal pain (P = 0.03) in patients attending our hospital outpatient clinic.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere21
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume53
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Blastocystis
  • Intestinal Parasitosis
  • Parasite Load
  • Stool Microscopy

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