Parasitología al día
versión impresa ISSN 0716-0720
COSTAMAGNA, SIXTO et al. ENTEROPARASITOS EN NIÑOS RESIDENTES EN ZONA RURAL DEL PARTIDO DE CARMEN DE PATAGONES. PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES. ARGENTINA. Parasitol. día [online]. 1999, vol.23, n.1-2, pp. 48-52. ISSN 0716-0720. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-07201999000100009.
ENTEROPARASITES IN CHILDREN LIVING IN RURAL AREAS AT THE PARTIDO DE CARMEN DE PATAGONES. PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES.ARGENTINA In the absence of epidemiological data on enteroparasites in a population of 0-14 year-old residents in the rural area of Partido de Carmen de Patagones, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, a descriptive and epidemiologic study was carried out as part of a Primary Health Care Program ( PHCP). Faecal matter and anal mucus serial parasitoscopic studies were carried out on 210 children. Results indicate that 60,5% ofthe studied population is intestinal-parasite carrier. Positive monoparasitism was of 67%, while the remaining 33% was manifested in 2-to-5 parasite forms. Parasite spectrum was registered in the following way: Entamoeba coli 31,5%, Giardia lamblia 24,7%, Enterobius vermicularis 18%, Hymenolepis nana 10,4%, Blastocystis hominis 10,3%, Chilomastix mesnili 2,5%, Uncinarias 1%, Entamoeba histolytica 0,9% and Trichuris trichiura 0,5%.Parasite distribution in the studied population was homogeneous in general except for H. nana which registered a prevalence which was higher in risk areas ( 92,4%) than in dry areas ( 7,6%).The results obtained in the present study have been communicated to the corresponding sanitary authorities.
Palabras clave : enteroparasites; children; rural area; Argentina.