Microscopical and PCR-based techniques were performed in order to investigate the prevalence of infection and the genotypes of Giardia duodenalis from 125 stool samples collected from children living in the urban and the rural areas of Tirana (Albania) and hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis. 7 out of 125 samples resulted positive for Giardia at the microscopic examination (5.6%). In 50 selected samples including the 7 samples positive for Giardia by microscopy, 3 and 15 additional positive samples were detected by immunofluorescence and PCR, respectively. Seasonality appeared as an important parameter to be evaluated in order to better understand the prevalence of infection. Sequence analysis revealed both human Assemblage A and B. This result represents the first data on G. duodenalis genotypes in Albania. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Berrilli, F., DI CAVE, D., D'Orazi, C., Orecchia, P., Xhelilaj, L., Bejko, D., et al. (2006). Prevalence and genotyping of human isolates of Giardia duodenalis from Albania. PARASITOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 55(4), 295-297 [10.1016/j.parint.2006.06.002].

Prevalence and genotyping of human isolates of Giardia duodenalis from Albania

BERRILLI, FEDERICA;DI CAVE, DAVID;DONIA, DOMENICA TOMMASA;DIVIZIA, MAURIZIO
2006

Abstract

Microscopical and PCR-based techniques were performed in order to investigate the prevalence of infection and the genotypes of Giardia duodenalis from 125 stool samples collected from children living in the urban and the rural areas of Tirana (Albania) and hospitalized with acute gastroenteritis. 7 out of 125 samples resulted positive for Giardia at the microscopic examination (5.6%). In 50 selected samples including the 7 samples positive for Giardia by microscopy, 3 and 15 additional positive samples were detected by immunofluorescence and PCR, respectively. Seasonality appeared as an important parameter to be evaluated in order to better understand the prevalence of infection. Sequence analysis revealed both human Assemblage A and B. This result represents the first data on G. duodenalis genotypes in Albania. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Settore VET/06 - Parassitologia e Malattie Parassitarie degli Animali
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Giardia duodenalis; genotyping; humans; Albania
Berrilli, F., DI CAVE, D., D'Orazi, C., Orecchia, P., Xhelilaj, L., Bejko, D., et al. (2006). Prevalence and genotyping of human isolates of Giardia duodenalis from Albania. PARASITOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 55(4), 295-297 [10.1016/j.parint.2006.06.002].
Berrilli, F; DI CAVE, D; D'Orazi, C; Orecchia, P; Xhelilaj, L; Bejko, D; Caca, P; Bebeci, D; Cenko, F; Donia, Dt; Divizia, M
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