Department of Medical Parasitology
Department of Internal Medicine
Parasitosis causes significant morbidity and mortality among immunosuppressed hosts. Acquisition
of infection, clinical severity, and outcome of a parasitic disease depend on innate and acquired
host immunity and parasites’ own response to its host after infection.
This study evaluated parasitic infections among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
from Sohag Governorate Hospitals. A total of 100 morning stool samples were collected from the
patients and another 100 stool samples from healthy control from January to May 2020. Each sample
was divided into two parts; one part for microscopic examination, and the second was preservation
and late need. The intestinal parasites were 66/100 CKD patients (66%), whom 25 with nephritic
syndrome and 41 on dialysis patients compared to 31/100 controls. The results showed that
the commonest one was Cryptosporidium pyrvum with or without Microsporidia spores.