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Detection of Intestinal Parasites


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Slide 45

March 2009

Therefore, we have included a third category in our algorithm to cover patients that may have recently traveled to an endemic country, or have been in parts of the United States where helminth infections are still reported. The ova and parasite examination, referred to as the parasite examination in feces, is an excellent test for detection of helminth eggs and should be considered in this small subset of patients.

We also have a category of exclusion for Microsporidia and testing in patients who are negative for other intestinal parasites.

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