Volume 2002, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A hundred patients presenting with dyspepsia and/or symptoms suggesting parasitosis/candidiasis were subjected to oesophago-gastroduodenoscopy (OGD) in the Endoscopy Unit of Basrah Teaching Hospital Duodenal ulcers were found in 23% of them. Duodenal aspirate and stool samples were taken and examined microscopically for parasitosis and candidiasis. Examination of duodenal aspirates revealed the presence of Giardia lamblia in 15% of the cases, B. hominis in 5%, C. parvum in 4% and Candida spp. in 16%; the respective figures for those microorganisms in stool samples were 8%, 12%y 2% and 7%. There was no characteristic pH level of the duodenal aspirate in relation to parasitosis, candidiasis or endoscopic findings.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): CandidaDuodenal aspirateEndoscopy and Parasites
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