Molecular and clinical characterization of giardia duodenalis infection in preschool children from Lisbon, Portugal
- Autores: Atouguia JL, Centeno-Lima SC, Constantino CA, Ferreira FS, Fonseca AM, Gomes JD, Machado Sá Da Bandeira RA, Rodrigues RM
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Journal Parasitology Research
- Link: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jpr/2013/252971/
Giardia duodenalis is the most prevalent intestinal protozoan infection especially in children. In Portugal scarce data are available relative to this infection in preschoolers. The present study was conducted from April to July 2009 in public preschools in Lisbon enrolling 316 children. Stool examination was performed through microscopy. Molecular analysis was conducted in all positive samples for G. duodenalis in order to determine the assemblage and subassemblage of this parasite.