Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another Risk Factor Study

Absence of a piped water supply and low levels of mothers' education were the significant predictors of Blastocystis infection in a recent study of school children in Lipis and Raub districts of Pahang state, Malaysia (Abdulsalam et al., 2012)

Drinking water is a significant predictor of Blastocystis infection among rural Malaysian primary schoolchildren.

The study shows the clear benefit of using culture as opposed to e.g. concentration of fresh stools, and reports an overall prevalence of 25.7%. Looking forward to subtype data...

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