Original article / research
Spectrum of Tissue Parasitic Infestations in a Tertiary Care Centre in Western Uttar Pradesh
Dr. Shweta Agarwal,
A-3 Ekta Nagar Stadium Road, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Introduction: Parasitic infestations are very common in developing countries and are responsible for significant morbidity. Many serological and radiological techniques are available for their detection. However due to the some limitations the microscopic examination of the tissue sections and the aspirated smears stained with appropriate stain remains the gold standard for the diagnosis.
AIM: The present study was carried out to assess the spectrum of tissue parasitic infestations in a tertiary care centre of Western Uttar Pradesh, Rohilkhand region.
MATERIAL and METHODS: A total of 60 diagnosed cases of parasites with age ranging from 1 year to 70 years in a two year period from January 2016 to jan 2018 were included in the study.
RESULTS: A total of 60 diagnosed cases of parasites were included, of which 3(5%) cases were detected on bone marrow aspiration, 15 (25%) cases were detected on fine needle aspiration cytology and 42 (70%) cases on histo-pathology sections.
CONCLUSIONS: Parasitic infestation is a serious problem in our society. The present study was undertaken to emphasize the importance of screening all the histopathology and cytopathology slides for the detection of parasites in any asymptomatic case. As their incidental detection can reduce the morbidity associated with them significantly. Extensive literature search did not show any such study being conducted making this study a unique one.
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