Epidemiological Aspects of Blastocystis Colonization in Children in Ilero, Nigeria.

@article{Poulsen2016EpidemiologicalAO,
  title={Epidemiological Aspects of Blastocystis Colonization in Children in Ilero, Nigeria.},
  author={Casper Sahl Poulsen and Akinwale Michael Efunshile and Jenna A Nelson and Christen Rune Stensvold},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2016},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={175-9}
}
This study aimed to elucidate aspects of the epidemiology of Blastocystis in Nigerian school children, including the distribution of subtypes (STs) and ST alleles. A total of 199 genomic DNAs extracted from fecal samples from 199 Nigerian children aged 2-14 years were tested by real-time polymerase chain reaction for Blastocystis Positive DNAs were submitted to barcoding by PCR and sequencing to obtain information on STs and ST alleles. A total of 167 (84%) samples were positive for… CONTINUE READING
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