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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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BARRIENTOS GALARZA, Patricia Denisse; TORRICO, Mary Cruz  and  SUAREZ BARRIENTOS, Eduardo. Detection of cryptosporidium spp and Giardia Lamblia in inmunodepressed children of the niñ@ Hospital Manuel Ascencio Villarroel of Cochabamba in august of 2007. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2008, vol.31, n.1, pp.45-49. ISSN 1012-2966.

This is a descriptive cross­sectional study in which partipates Children of 1 month to 13 years old that present the fo­llowing characteristics: Serious energetic protein malnutrition (DNTPEG) with indicators P/T and T/E < ­2 DE (according to the table of Waterlow) associated to danger signs (AIEPI) hospitalized in the Hospital of niño Manuel Ascencio Villa­rroel. Children carriers of VIH that go to consultation or are committed, born of mothers with confirmed positive diag­nosis VIH. Children hemato­oncological that are hospitalized. We have studied 26 children, 46.2% of them are children with VIH/SIDA, 12 patients whom DNTPEG presents (46.2%) and 7.7% with diagnose hemato­oncological that was hos­pitalized or that they attended external consultation. The results showed that there was not infection by Criptosporidium spp in the studied population, 15% had infection by Giardia Liamblia, among other parasites founded we have Strongy­loides Stercolaris and Entamoeba coli. Te patients with malnutrion have a grater amount of risk factors to contract any tipe of infections by oportunistic and /or several antimicrobialthay have received that could have controlled the problem, on the other hand knowing the situationof the disease (HIV) it produced that mothers were more careful with the hygie­nic dietetic measures of their children. We found Gierdia Liamblia can cause infections in inmunosupressed children pa­tients.

Keywords : Cryptosporidium Spp; Giardia Liamblia; inmunosupressed.

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