In a hospital-based study, stool samples from 2095 patients of all ages were examined for different fungal, protozoal and bacterial enteropathogens over a period of 2 years (July 1994-June 1996). was detected in 151 specimens (7.2%) and was the third commonest pathogen found. The highest prevalence of this organism was in the group aged 16-45 years and during the rainy months (July-Oct.). Diarrhoea caused by the protozoon was of mild to moderate severity and features of dysentery were absent. Amongst other enteropathogens, was the most frequently isolated, followed by enteropathogenic and enterotoxigenic spp., spp., and spp.


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