NOSOCOMIAL PARASITOSIS IN HOSPITALIZED IMMUNOCOMPETENT AND IMMUNOSUPPRESSED CHILDREN IN BENHA UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
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Nosocomial diarrhea defined as diarrhea occurring more than 72 hitters after hospital admission or within 30 days after discharge. The present yttull• included 175 diarrheic children aged from 1 to 12 years old. ow of diem were immunocompetent and 50 were immunosuppressed Also 60 from contacts were taken. One stool sample was taken from contact, 2 samples were Welt from children two weeks apart. Stool examination was done by &red sinew. Lugol's iodine stained smear, formol ether concentration, It1ZN .VU/ins/rip of adhesive tap applied to the perianal region. Also examination for scabeis and lice infestation was done. The result of the first stool sample showed that 5.6%, 8% had G. lamblia stages, 5.6%, 10% had Cryposporidium oocysts, 4.8%, 10% had E.histolytica cyst, 4%, 6% had E.vermicularis egg and 3.2%, 6% bad H. nana egg of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed groups respectively. The second stool sample showed that 7.2%, 12% had a rammia stages, 7.2%, 10% had Cryptosporidium oocyst, 5.6%, 10% had E. histolytica stages. 4.8%. 10% had E. vermicularis egg and 4%, 8% had Thum eggs of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed groups respectively. In contact group stool examination showed 3.3% had G. Iambi/a, 6.7% had En histolytica, 1.7% had cryptosporidium oocysts, 6.7% had E.vermicularis egg. By skin scraping 2.4%, 8% of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed groups respectively showed sarcoptes scabei adult and larva. Also 1.6%. 2% of immunocompetent and immunosuppressed groups showed pediculus or nits in their hairs. All water and blood samples were negative by examination.