Tropical Parasitology

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: 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122--125

Molecular characterization of Entamoeba, Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium species in stool samples collected from Jordanian patients suffering from gastroenteritis


Nawal Hijjawi1, Alireza Zahedi2, Una Ryan2 
1 Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
2 The Centre of Biosecurity and One Health, Harry Butler Institute, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Nawal Hijjawi
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, The Hashemite University, PO Box 150459, Zarqa, 13115
Jordan

Little is known about the prevalence of intestinal protozoa in patients suffering from diarrhea in Jordan. The present study aimed to detect and speciate Entamoeba, Blastocystis, and Cryptosporidium species in a total of 159 human patients with diarrhea from November 2014 to October 2016. The overall prevalence for the three parasites was 19.5% (31/159). Entamoeba spp. (Entamoeba. dispar and/or Entamoeba histolytica), Blastocystis hominis, and Cryptosporidium parvum subtype IIaA15G2R1 were detected in 12.6%, 6%, and 0.6 of samples, respectively. This is the first molecular study in Jordan to confirm the diagnosis of Entamoeba species and to discriminate between E. histolytica and E. dispar.


How to cite this article:
Hijjawi N, Zahedi A, Ryan U. Molecular characterization of Entamoeba, Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium species in stool samples collected from Jordanian patients suffering from gastroenteritis.Trop Parasitol 2021;11:122-125


How to cite this URL:
Hijjawi N, Zahedi A, Ryan U. Molecular characterization of Entamoeba, Blastocystis and Cryptosporidium species in stool samples collected from Jordanian patients suffering from gastroenteritis. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 22 ];11:122-125
Available from: https://www.tropicalparasitology.org/article.asp?issn=2229-5070;year=2021;volume=11;issue=2;spage=122;epage=125;aulast=Hijjawi;type=0