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Table 4 Intestinal parasite co-infection

From: Prevalence of malnutrition and its associated factors among adult people living with HIV/AIDS receiving anti-retroviral therapy at Butajira Hospital, southern Ethiopia

Intestinal parasites Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Negative   224 73.4
Positive   81 26.6
Protozoa’s Entamoeba histolytica/dispar trophozoite 22 7.2
Entamoeba histolytica/dispar cyst 13 4.3
Giardia lamblia trophozoite 14 4.6
Giardia lamblia cyst 2 0.7
Helminthes Tanea species 22 7.2
Ascaris lumbricoides 9 3.0
Strongyloid stercoralis 5 1.6
Hookworm species 2 0.7
Multiple parasitic infections Entamoeba histolytica/dispar trophozoite + Giardia lamblia trophozoite 2 0.7
Entamoeba histolytica/dispar trophozoite + Ascaris lumbricoides 2 0.7
  Giardia lamblia trophozoite + Tanea species 1 0.3
  1. The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection was 26.6%. Entamoeba histolytica/dispar trophozoite and Tanea species were the dominant intestinal parasites identified.