Table 3

Correlation between seasonal variation and parasitic diarrhoea

Parasites

Summer

Rainfall

Winter

Isolated

(March–June)

(July–October)

(Nov–Feb)


Cases

Controls

Cases

Controls

Cases

Controls


Cryptosporidium spp.

19 (5.1%)

13 (6.5%)

111 (30.3%)

23 (11.5%)

16 (4.3%)

6 (3%)

Microsporidia spp.

32 (8.7%)

--

38 (10.3%)

--

28 (7.6%)

--

Cyclospora spp.

56 (15.3%)

2 (1%)

25 (6.8%)

1 (0.5%)

7 (1.1%)

--

Giardia spp.

9(2.4%)

--

21(5.7%)

--

7(1.1%)

--

Entamoeba spp.

5(1.3%)

1(0.5%)

4(1.0%)

3(1.5%)

2(0.5%)

Isospora belli

2(0.5%)

--

--

--

--

--

Hookworm

5 (1.3%)

10 (5%)

12 (3.2%)

27 (13.5%)

--

s3 (1.5%)

Trichuris trichiura

4(1.0%)

--

3(0.8%)

--

2(0.5%)

--

H. nana

--

--

2(0.5%)

4(2%)

--

2(1%)


Figures in parentheses express the percentage (%) of parasites isolated.

Tuli et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2008 8:36   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-8-36

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