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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 264
Opportunistic intestinal parasitic infections


Department of Biochemistry, Chalmeda Anandarao Institute of Medical Sciences, Bommakal, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Kandi S. Opportunistic intestinal parasitic infections. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2013;6:264

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Kandi S. Opportunistic intestinal parasitic infections. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 10];6:264. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2013/6/2/264/116517
Sir,

Ramana, [1] in his editorial publication in the last issue of the ATMPH, did remarkably well in pointing out the role of intestinal parasitic infections (IPI's) in morbidity and mortality of infected population worldwide. He also noted that children and pregnant women are at a risk of developing complications of IPI's. While we completely agree with the proffered suggestion for improving hygiene, having increasing studies on epidemiology of various parasitic infections, and initiating preventive measures to control IPI's, we should also impress on the role of IPI's on the disease course of HIV-infected individuals. [2] There have been many recent studies showing incidences of opportunistic IPI's in AIDS patients. Opportunistic protozoan parasites including Cryptosporidium sp, Isospora sp., and Cyclospora sp. have been responsible for chronic diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients. [3],[4] Malnutrition coupled with micronutrient deficiencies predispose both immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals to IPI's.

 
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1.Ramana KV. Intestinal parasitic infections: An overview. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012;5:279-81.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Muniswamappa K, Rao SD, Venkatramana K. Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis contaminating Coriandrum obtained from vendors in Karimnagar. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2012; 5:298-301  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Ramana KV, Mohanty SK. Opportunistic intestinal parasites and TCD4+ cell counts in human immunodeficiency virus seropositive patients. J Med Microbiol 2009;58(Pt 12):1664-6.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.Sanyaolu AO, Oyibo WA, Fagbenro-Beyioku AF, Gbadegeshin AH, Iriemenam NC. Comparative study of entero-parasitic infections among HIV sero-positive and sero-negative patients in Lagos, Nigeria. Acta Tropica 2011;120:268-72.  Back to cited text no. 4
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Correspondence Address:
Sabitha Kandi
Department of Biochemistry, Chalmeda Anandarao Institute of Medical Sciences, Bommakal, Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh - 505001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.116517

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