Blastocystis hominis

Kehadirannya di dalam sampel feses kanak-kanak orang asli di pos Lenjang, Pahang, Malaysia

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Blastocystis hominis is among the protozoa that is commonly found in the human faecal samples throughout the world. The prevalence of infection is higher among people living in developing countries than developed countries. Seventy-one Orang Asli children at Pos Lenjang, Pahang were enrolled in this study. For more detailed study, the children were divided according to gender and age groups. Faecal samples were collected and examined for the presence of Blastocystis hominis using three different diagnostic techniques, namely direct smear, formalin-ether concentration and trichrome stain. The prevalence of Blastocystis hominis infection among Orang Asli children was very high (93%). The infection was higher in females (97.5%) compared to males (87.1%) eventhough it was not statistically significant (p>0.05). All the preschoolers (100%) were found to be infected with the protozoa, while the school going children also showed a high prevalence of infection (86.5%). From the diagnosis aspect, trichrome stain was the most sensitive technique, detecting all the fecal samples (66) positive for Blastocystis hominis (p<0.05). It was followed by formalin-ether concentration (43 samples) and direct smear (18 samples). A high prevalence of Blastocystis hominis infection among Orang Asli children was closely related with various factors including low socioeconomic status, culture, lack of basic facilities and poor knowledge in health and personal hygiene. On the other hand, the result of the present study indicated that it is important to employ effective diagnostic technique in routine parasitological examination for more accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1127
Number of pages5
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume40
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

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Blastocystis hominis : Kehadirannya di dalam sampel feses kanak-kanak orang asli di pos Lenjang, Pahang, Malaysia. / Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel; Yusof, Hartini.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 40, No. 10, 10.2011, p. 1123-1127.

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