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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 92, No. 3, 1997, pp. 399-400
Bioline Code: oc97073
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 92, No. 3, 1997, pp. 399-400

 en RESEARCH NOTE - Inexpensive alternative material for the isolation of larvae with the Baermann method
C Graeff-Teixeira; E Medeiros; GM Zanini; CAA Brasil; BL Cardozo; MG Dalpiaz & LW Bisol

Abstract

Strongyloidosis is an important health hazard, even in developed countries
due to the possibility of autoinfection leading to hyperinfection and
disseminated infection. Coproparasitological studies of strongyloidosis in
large populations are not easily perfomed, because the isolation of larvae
is better obtained with great amounts of fresh stools, based on the
hydrothropism of live larvae. Since the original description of the
Baermann method in 1917, several adaptations have been reported.

Keywords
Baermann method - Strongyloides stercoralis - larvae isolation

 
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