Capillaria ova and diagnosis of trichuris trichiura infection in humans by Kato-Katz Smear, Liberia

Kerstin Fischer, Abakar Gankpala, Lincoln Gankpala, Fatorma K. Bolay, Kurt C. Curtis, Gary J. Weil, Peter U. Fischer

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Abstract

We examined human stool samples from Liberia for soil-transmitted helminth ova by Kato-Katz smear and by quantitative PCR. Twenty-five samples were positive for Trichuris trichiura by smear but negative by quantitative PCR. Reexamination of samples showed that they contained Capillaria eggs that resemble T. trichiura in Kato-Katz smears.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1551-1554
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

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