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Juliana B

Department of Zoology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria


  • Research Article   
    Current Status of Microsporidium among Hospitalised Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS) Infected Patients, Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nigeria
    Author(s): Juliana B*, Yako AB, Ombugadu RJ and Tongjura JDC

    Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasitic fungi causing chronic diarrhea, particularly among immunocompromised patients. Microsporidial infections have been recognized as an increasingly important infection, particularly among those hospitalised with HIV/AIDS infected patients at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, Nasarawa state. One health facility was used to engage HIV/AIDS infected patient accessing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to identify the presence of microsporidium and to determine the associated risk factors. 252 stool samples were examined for microsporidial spores by modified giemsa staining technique. The overall prevalence rate of 15.08% was recorded. Based on age group, microsporidia infection was common among patients aged between 61-70 years 15.0% while sex related, the male had 30.43% rate of infection. Though, marital status.. View More»
    DOI: 10.14303/irjbcs.2023.56

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