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Stool pathogens, diarrhoea and the association with HIV.


Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(1):316 (abstract no. PO-B06-1083). Unique

We retrospectively reviewed the results of 1986 stool samples submitted to the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme microbiology laboratory between January 1989 and October 1992. 1806 stool samples were from HIV-positive patients and 164 from HIV-negative patients. All the patients were adults and had presented with GI symptoms. The laboratory received samples from hospital in-patients and from outpatient clinics within Nairobi. The patients were drawn from four separate studies. Specimens were cultured routinely for salmonella, shigella and campylobacter, samples taken during some studies were also cultured for yersinia and vibrios. Mycobacterial culture was performed using Kirchner's selective media and an aliquot of each samples was concentrated and examined for ova, cysts and parasites. Phenol-auramine stain and fluorescent microscopy was used to detect cryptosporidia. TABULAR DATA, SEE ABSTRACT VOLUME. Full details of the patient groups, laboratory methods and data analysis will be presented.



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