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.
*AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections/MICROBIOLOGY
*Diarrhea/MICROBIOLOGY *Diarrhea/PARASITOLOGY *Feces/MICROBIOLOGY