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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [a Comparative Study Of The Parasitological Techniques: Kato-katz And Coprotest].
Author: Mendes, Célia Regina
Teixeira, Angela Terezinha Lauand Sampaio
Pereira, Rosana Aparecida Trevisan
Dias, Luis Candido de Souza
Abstract: Parasitological diagnosis should be appropriately conducted with high sensitivity and specificity so that intestinal parasite can be detected as the specific treatment depends on this result. A comparative study was developed to evaluate the concordance between the Kato-Katz and coprotest methods in the detection of helminthes in 332 individuals in Pedro de Toledo. A significant difference was found in the case of the Trichuris trichiura - 16.2% with the Kato-Katz method and 7.5% with the coprotest method. Therefore, the positive and negative samples of the coprotest method were compared with the number of eggs per gram of feces (epg) obtained by the Kato-Katz method. When the coprotest method was negative, 65 epg of Trichuris trichiura were found by the Kato-Katz method and when the coprotest was positive the epg according to the Kato-Katz were far higher, 199 epg, which demonstrated that the coprotest was inferior to the Kato-Katz method regarding low intensity infections.
Subject: Ancylostomatoidea
Ascaris Lumbricoides
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Parasite Egg Count
Schistosoma Mansoni
Sensitivity And Specificity
Citation: Revista Da Sociedade Brasileira De Medicina Tropical. v. 38, n. 2, p. 178-80
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: /S0037-86822005000200010
Date Issue: -1-Uns- -1
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