Quantative assesment of kato-katz thick smear and formol-ether concentration technique for the diagnosis of Ascaris lumbricoides

Authors

  • Hamida Khanum Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Mafruha Alam Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Imtiaz Khalil Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Rashidul Haque International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujbs.v24i1.46310

Keywords:

Kato‐katz, Concentration technique, Ascaris lumbricoides

Abstract

The quantitative analysis of A. lumbricoides eggs in stool of 205 subjects (male 101 and female 104) showed that the mean eggs per gram(EPG) by Kato‐ Katz (KK) (EPG = 11130.89) was markedly higher than those of Formal‐Ether concentration technique (FE) (EPG = 1593.32). Co‐efficient of correlation was significant (r = 0.453**) at p = 0.01 level. Age based comparison among the subjects also revealed that KK had a better quantification of A. lumbricoides eggs than FE.

Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 24(1): 65-72, 2015 (January)

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2015-01-15

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Khanum, H., Alam, M., Khalil, I., & Haque, R. (2015). Quantative assesment of kato-katz thick smear and formol-ether concentration technique for the diagnosis of Ascaris lumbricoides. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, 24(1), 65–72. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujbs.v24i1.46310

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