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Agar-plate culture of feces using a modified petri dish proved to be highly efficient in the detection of Strongyloides stercoralis infection. Furrows left by S. stercoralis on the agar plate were distinguished readily in size from those left by Necator americanus.
A new method for the detection of Strongyloides larvae was established. A small amount of stool was placed in the center of an agar plate and was incubated at 37•Ž for 24 hr. Characteristically aligned bacterial colonies or furrows left by crawling Strongyloides larvae appeared on the agar surface are the positive findings. The larvae gathered in a well(More)
The epidemiology of Strongyloides stercoralis infection was compared among three localities with various prevalences of human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, using agar-plate culture of faeces. The prevalence of S. stercoralis infection is much higher in Gusukube, where HTLV-1 infection is rare, than in Yomitan,(More)
To assess the concomitance of strongyloidiasis and HTLV-1 infection, an epidemiological survey was conducted in Okinawa, Japan, using the agar-plate culture, a highly sensitive method for detection of Strongyloides stercoralis. No significant difference in the positive rate of anti-HTLV-1 antibody was found between Strongyloides carriers and non-carriers.(More)
Age-prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis infection was studied in six areas of Okinawa, Japan. In all localities, most of the infected inhabitants were aged over 40 years of age and females were less infected than males. The peak prevalence was found in inhabitants in their fifties in high endemic groups and shifted to higher age in lower endemic groups.(More)
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