- Full text PDF available (0)
BACKGROUND Many laboratories currently diagnose Blastocystis spp. infections by looking for the presence of vacuolar forms in faeces and the amoeboid form in diarrheal stools. OBJECTIVES To investigate the best direct method in diagnosis of Blastocystis spp. and to study different morphological forms of the parasite. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was… (More)
Protein and fat deficiency diet produced significant reduction of Giardia cysts in rats, while vitamin A, D and iron deficiency diet had no effect on cyst count. On the other hand pathological changes due to Giardia infection encountered in small intestine and liver were aggravated by the diet deficiency induced.
This study evaluated the performance of direct amplification of Acanthamoeba-DNA bypassing DNA extraction in the diagnosis of Acanthamoeba keratitis in clinically suspected cases in comparison to direct microscopic examination and in vitro culture. Corneal scrapings were collected from 110 patients who were clinically suspected to have Acanthamoeba… (More)
The study of the role played by birds in the distribution of various bacterial, viral and parasitic infections is increasingly from year to year, taking into consideration the flying ability of birds and their migration for food and vital processes. Two of the common Egyptian resident birds, house sparrow (Passer d. niloticus) and laughing dove… (More)
A heligmosomid nematode Boreostrongylus seurati, belonging to the subfamily Nippostrongylinae, is described and figured based on specimens collected from duodenum of Egyptian gerbil Gerbillus gerbillus (Olivier) collected in Giza and Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Both light and scanning electron microscopy were used to describe adult worms and their bursa and the… (More)
The study determined the relation between prevalence of intestinal parasites and soil-transmitted parasites among households in Shiblanga representing a rural area of Qualyobia Governorate and Benha City representing an urban area of the same Governorate. The effect of soil's type on the intensity of parasites and to provide guidance on the prevention and… (More)
One hundred cases were suffering from chronic tonsillitis, aged between 4-12 years, of both sexes (60 males and 40 females), from outpatient clinic of E.N.T. unit at Benha Faculty of Medicine. They were examined serologically by indirect haemagglutination--antibody technique (IHAT) for toxoplasmosis. After tonsillectomy, histopathological and… (More)