Parasites in nosocomial diarrhoea: are they underestimated?


Aygun G. , YILMAZ M., YAŞAR H. , ASLAN M. , Polat E. , Midilli K. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION, cilt.60, ss.283-285, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jhin.2004.12.001
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.283-285

Özet

Nosocomial. diarrhoea, defined as diarrhoea occurring more than 72 h after hospital admission, is reported to account for < 1 % of endemic nosocomial infections and 17 % of epidemic nosocomial. infections. The yield of diagnoses from stool cultures in nosocomial. diarrhoea is low, and information regarding the rote of parasites is limited. We conducted a study to determine the responsible bacterial. and parasitological pathogens from nosocomial. diarrhoea cases in our 2000-bed tertiary care facility over a 16-month period. Of 226 patients, Clostridium difficile toxins A or B were present in 5.5 %, giardia cysts and/or trophozoites in 4.4 %, Blastocytis hominis in 4.4 % and Cryptosporidium sp. in 0.5 % of samples. In conclusion, parasites should be sought in nosocomial. diarrhoea in endemic areas. (c) 2004 The Hospital. Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Nosocomial. diarrhoea, defined as diarrhoea occurring more than 72 h after hospital admission, is reported to account for < 1 % of endemic nosocomial infections and 17 % of epidemic nosocomial. infections. The yield of diagnoses from stool cultures in nosocomial. diarrhoea is low, and information regarding the rote of parasites is limited. We conducted a study to determine the responsible bacterial. and parasitological pathogens from nosocomial. diarrhoea cases in our 2000-bed tertiary care facility over a 16-month period. Of 226 patients, Clostridium difficile toxins A or B were present in 5.5 %, giardia cysts and/or trophozoites in 4.4 %, Blastocytis hominis in 4.4 % and Cryptosporidium sp. in 0.5 % of samples. In conclusion, parasites should be sought in nosocomial. diarrhoea in endemic areas. (c) 2004 The Hospital. Infection Society.