BMC Research Notes (Sep 2017)

Detection of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cyclospora cayetanensis infections among people living in a slum area in Kathmandu valley, Nepal

  • Balkrishna Bhattachan,
  • Jeevan Bahadhur Sherchand,
  • Sarmila Tandukar,
  • Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel,
  • Leesa Gauchan,
  • Ganesh Rai

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 10, no. 1
pp. 1 – 5


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Abstract Objective The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of Cyclospora cayetanensis and Cryptosporidium parvum infections among people living a slum in Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Results Ten different parasites were detected in the stool samples; the prevalence of any parasite was in 27.1% (71/262). The prevalence of C. cayetanensis and C. parvum were 14.1% (10/71) and 5.6% (4/71), respectively. This study showed high prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections along with the coccidian parasites in the slum area of Kathmandu Valley.