Conventional Multiplex PCR for Identifying Soil Transmitted Helminthes (Ascaris Lumbricoides, Trichuris Trichura and Ancylostoma Duodenale) in Fecal Specimens

Ghada Basi Ali Alomashi, Hasan Raheem Khudhur, Layla Safar Jebur



Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and Ancylostoma duodenale are soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and medically neglected in Iraq country in spite of their effect on the public health. A cross sectional study was performed in the Maternity and Childhood Teaching Hospital and General Education Hospital in Al-Dewanyia Province, included 850 tool samples collected from patients who attended to the O&P Lab. General stool examination (GSE), direct wet mount method DWMM and Kato-Katz were using for diagnosis of STH infections through detecting the adult and the ovum of the helminthes. A conventional multiplex PCR assay was used for detection of STHs in fecal samples. Based on microscopic examination, the results showed that 275/850 range among triple, double and single infection on other hand was 365/850 range among triple, double and single infection. In conclusions, the investigative sensitivity of DWMM is notable for STH; in exception, it is capable to identify patients with the intention of highest requirement of management, and therefore contributes to the universal target to reduce STH as a community healthiness trouble.

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