It is widely accepted in Costa Rica that intestinal parasites are a minor source of concern, even though a sufficient state of knowledge about their epidemiology is lacking. It is frequent to find heavier parasitic loads in children than those expected in comparison with the national average in some communities with several risk factors for intestinal parasites. For that reason, a correct and timely approach and treatment must be offered to people infected with these parasites. Moreover, it is very important to develop the adequate conditions in order to prevent the transmission of these infections. In this paper, some actualized information on the correct approach and management of the most common intestinal protozoal parasites in Costa Rica is given, including the pharmacotherapy.

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Fecal samples, 35 from rural Group A and 37 from urban Group B populations were collected total Global prevalences of intestinal parasitoses in both groups were high A: Prevalence of intestinal parasitoses was: Ascaris lumbricoides A: We conclude that intestinal parasitism is more frequent in rural than urban populations, is associated to poverty, poorer environmental sanitation and lack of hygienic services.

Due to the high rates of parasitic infection we found, it is important to perform adequate parasitological tests to allow optimal diagnosis and opportune and effective treatment.

Key words : helminths, protozoos, prevalence, Survey. Tablas 1 y 2. En el grupo B se encontraron dos casos de H. En ambos grupos predominaron los protozoarios sobre los helmintos.

La frecuencia de multiparasitismo en ambos grupos se muestra en la Tabla 3. Consideramos que este estudio provee una base para trabajos prospectivos.

La prevalencia de S. Es necesario un estudio de cohorte longitudinal que permita determinar la eficacia del tratamiento masivo en estas poblaciones. RESUMEN El objetivo del presente estudio de tipo descriptivo y de corte transversal, es determinar la tasa de enteroparasitismo en las poblaciones rural y urbana del distrito de Sandia, localizado a 2. Parasitismo intestinal en escolares de nivel primario de la localidad de Espinar-Cusco.

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Parasitosis and irritable bowel syndrome. Correspondencia a:. Entre los factores ambientales se incluye la presencia de alguna parasitosis intestinal. Irritable bowel syndrome IBS is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterised by multi-factorial aetiology.


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