Sub-Saharan Africa is endemic for intestinal parasites and distinguished for the largest burden of HIV cases. Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common protists infecting humans but its role in human disease is still controversial. Aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. in HIV positive and negative adults in Ghana and its association with immune status and other risk factors.

Cristanziano, V., D'Alfonso, R., Berrilli, F., Sarfo, F.s., Santoro, M., Fabeni, L., et al. (2019). Lower prevalence of Blastocystis sp. infections in HIV positive compared to HIV negative adults in Ghana. PLOS ONE, 14(9), e0221968 [10.1371/journal.pone.0221968].

Lower prevalence of Blastocystis sp. infections in HIV positive compared to HIV negative adults in Ghana

D'Alfonso R.;Berrilli F.;
2019

Abstract

Sub-Saharan Africa is endemic for intestinal parasites and distinguished for the largest burden of HIV cases. Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common protists infecting humans but its role in human disease is still controversial. Aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Blastocystis sp. in HIV positive and negative adults in Ghana and its association with immune status and other risk factors.
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Settore VET/06 - Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali
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Cristanziano, V., D'Alfonso, R., Berrilli, F., Sarfo, F.s., Santoro, M., Fabeni, L., et al. (2019). Lower prevalence of Blastocystis sp. infections in HIV positive compared to HIV negative adults in Ghana. PLOS ONE, 14(9), e0221968 [10.1371/journal.pone.0221968].
Cristanziano, V; D'Alfonso, R; Berrilli, F; Sarfo, Fs; Santoro, M; Fabeni, L; Knops, E; Heger, E; Kaiser, R; Dompreh, A; Phillips, Ro; Norman, B; Feldt, T; Eberhardt, Ka
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