Parasitic infections in a New York City hospital: trends from 1971 to 1984.

Vermund SH, LaFleur F, MacLeod S
Am J Public Health. 1986 76 (8): 1024-6

PMID: 3728762 · PMCID: PMC1646640 · DOI:10.2105/ajph.76.8.1024

We report the frequency of parasitic infections 1971-84 in a major New York City Medical Center whose catchment area includes many immigrants from Dominican Republic. Infection with 7,803 parasites was documented in 41,958 laboratory specimens. Trends were toward fewer total specimens being sent and fewer still being positive, although a rise in G. lamblia, E. histolytica, and Cryptosporidium is apparent in recent years. Parasitology laboratories should provide similar data to alert clinicians to the parasites prevalent locally.

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Child Dominican Republic Epidemiologic Methods Feces Hospitalization Humans New York City Parasitic Diseases Time Factors

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