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dc.contributor.authorMartín-Sánchez, A. M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCanut-Blasco, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Hernandez, J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMontes-Martínez, I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Rodríguez, J. A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-24T23:20:58Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-24T23:20:58Z-
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.identifier.issn0392-2990en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/51299-
dc.description.abstractA prospective study was carried out to investigate the epidemiology and clinical significance of Blastocystis hominis in the following groups of the population of the city of Salamanca (Spain): in children attending 11 day car centres and 7 primary schools, two fecal samples were obtained from each child, and in 1231 patients attending the Clinical Hospital. A B. hominis incidence of 5.3–10.3% was found in the day care centres and an incidence rate of 13.4–19.4% was found in the primary schools. All the cases were observed in asymptomatic children. The incidence of B. hominis was greater in children older than 3 years in the day care centres and in the 10–14 year-old group in the primary schools. A heavier parasitization was observed in the boys than in the girls and in the students of schoold in areas of low socio-economic level. B. hominis was identified in 40 patients attending the Clinical Hospital (3.25% of all those studied). The maximum peak of incidence was found in subjects with ages between 10 and 14 years. A follow up study was performed on 18 patients parasitized exclusively by B. hominis; 7 of these were considered to have acute gastroenteritis and one chronic gastroenteritis associated with the protozoan. No statistically significant association was observed between the number of B. hominis cells and the presence of diarrhoea. Our results show that despite the high number of asymptomatic carriers of B. hominis in the juvenile population, this protozoan may be, on other occasions, responsible for gastrointestinal symptoms.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Epidemiologyen_US
dc.sourceEuropean Journal of Epidemiology[ISSN 0392-2990],v. 8, p. 553-559 (Julio 1992)en_US
dc.subject32 Ciencias médicasen_US
dc.subject3202 Epidemologiaen_US
dc.subject3212 Salud públicaen_US
dc.subject.otherBlastocystis hominisen_US
dc.subject.otherEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.otherDay care centres and primary schoolsen_US
dc.subject.otherPatients attending the hospitalen_US
dc.subject.otherClinical significanceen_US
dc.titleEpidemiology and clinical significance of Blastocystis hominis in different population groups in Salamanca (Spain)en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF00146376en_US
dc.identifier.scopus0026807052-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7005670807-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid6701315855-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7003677895-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid6602794884-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid16938895100-
dc.description.lastpage559en_US
dc.description.firstpage553en_US
dc.relation.volume8en_US
dc.investigacionCiencias de la Saluden_US
dc.type2Artículoen_US
dc.description.numberofpages7en_US
dc.utils.revisionen_US
dc.date.coverdateJulio 1992en_US
dc.identifier.ulpgcen_US
dc.contributor.buulpgcBU-MEDen_US
dc.description.scieSCIE-
item.fulltextSin texto completo-
item.grantfulltextnone-
crisitem.author.fullNameMartín Sánchez, Antonio Manuel-
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