Intestinal parasites in Malaysian children with cancer.

  title={Intestinal parasites in Malaysian children with cancer.},
  author={Bina Sharine Menon and Mohamed Shawky Abdullah and F Mahamud and Baldev B. Singh},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={45 4},
In this prospective study, we examined stool specimens from children with cancer receiving chemotherapy who were admitted for fever to the Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital in Kota Baru, Kelantan. Stool specimens were examined for ova and cysts of parasites. Over a period of 15 months, there were 129 febrile episodes in 50 children with cancer and, in all, 237 stool specimens were examined. Sixty-six per cent of febrile episodes were associated with neutropenia and 9 per cent were associated… CONTINUE READING
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