An evaluation of the agar plate method for the detection of Strongyloides stercoralis in northern Thailand.

@article{Koga1990AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the agar plate method for the detection of Strongyloides stercoralis in northern Thailand.},
  author={Kohachiro Koga and Shiro Kasuya and Chirasak Khamboonruang and K Sukavat and Yoko Nakamura and Shigekazu Tani and Mr. Ieda and Koji Tomita and Shigehisa Tomita and Naoichiro Hattan},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1990},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={183-8}
}
An examination of the stools from school-children in northern Thailand was performed in order to compare the efficacy of a new method--the agar plate method--for the detection of Strongyloides stercoralis with traditional methods. Twenty-three positive specimens (15.5%) from a total of 148 specimens were detected as follows: 18 cases by the agar plate method, 13 cases by direct stool smear, 11 cases by filter paper culture, and four cases by the formalin-ether method (MGL). On the basis of the… CONTINUE READING