Intra-specimen and day-to-day variations of Fasciola egg counts in human stools

H. El-Morshedy, A. Y. Shehab, A. Zaki, H. F. Farag

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Abstract

Intra-specimen and day-to-day variations of Fasciola egg counts in stools were investigated for 16 cases of established fascioliasis. For each case six Kato slides from a single stool sample were examined daily for 5 consecutive days. The results indicated the presence of significant intra-specimen variations in more than one-third of the examined series, while the inter-specimen variation was almost negligible. The sensitivity of the Kato-Katz test for diagnosing Fasciola infection with three Kato slides from the same specimen or on different days ranged from 96.0%-99.1%. The examination of three Kato smears from a single stool specimen, which is more feasible in field studies, would give an accurate diagnosis of fascioliasis. Used as such, the Kato-Katz technique is highly sensitive in the diagnosis of fascioliasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-625
Number of pages7
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume8
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002

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El-Morshedy, H. ; Shehab, A. Y. ; Zaki, A. ; Farag, H. F. / Intra-specimen and day-to-day variations of Fasciola egg counts in human stools. In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 8, No. 4-5. pp. 619-625.
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