CO-INFECTION OF GIARDIA LAMBLIA AND HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION AMONG CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASED PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS IN BENI-SUEF UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Citation:
ELASKARY, H. M., M. A. M. Ismail, A. S. ELGHAREEB, E. Y. Abu-Sarea, A. A. ABDULGHANI, and S. S. Ibrahim, "CO-INFECTION OF GIARDIA LAMBLIA AND HELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTION AMONG CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASED PATIENTS UNDERGOING HEMODIALYSIS IN BENI-SUEF UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS", J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol. (JESP), vol. 51, issue 3, pp. 585-596, 2021.

Abstract:

Giardia lamblia and Helicobacter pylori are two microorganisms that grow in duodenum and
stomach; and sharing the same mode of infection. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an end
stage disease causing uremia that requires hemodialysis (HD). The association of Giardia
lamblia and H. pylori infection has been known to be common and hemodialysis may play an
important role on this co-infection. This study evaluated the interrelation of Giardia lamblia
and H. pylori in patients of CKD treated with hemodialysis.
A case-control study performed on two hundred stool samples collected from patients attend-
ing Beni-Suef University Hospital suffering from diarrhea and other GIT symptoms. One hun-
dred patients suffering from CKD and treated with hemodialysis and a hundred control group
with normal kidney functions of both genders. Both groups were subjected to copro-
parasitological examination and fecal immuno-assays.
The results showed that Giardia in 13 CKD patients with a mean age of 45.24±14.52 and in
22 cross-matched control patients. Males showed prevalent of (66%), who were from rural are-
as (66.5%) and using tap water (83.5%). H. pylori infection was in 22 patients CKD and in 27
control patients. Co-infection was found in 10 CKD patients and 19 of control.
Keywords: Egypt, Patients, Giardia lamblia, H. pylori, Co-infection, CKD, Hemodialysis.

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