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Table 1 Comparison of the parasites isolated from the stool samples of AIDS patients and normal controls.

From: Correlation between CD4 counts of HIV patients and enteric protozoan in different seasons – An experience of a tertiary care hospital in Varanasi (India)

Parasites isolated Percentage of parasites isolated in HIV positive patients with diarrhoea. (n = 366) Percentage of parasites isolated in HIV negative persons with diarrhoea. (n = 200)
Cryptosporidium spp. 146(39.8%) 42(21.0%)
Microsporidia spp. 98(26.7%) --
Cyclospora spp. 88(24.0%) 3(1.3%)
Giardia spp. 37(10.1%) --
Entamoeba spp. 11(3.0%) 4(2.0%)
Isospora belli 2(0.5%) --
Hookworm 17(4.6%) 40(20.0%)
Trichuris trichiura 9(2.4%) --
Hymenolepsis nana 2(0.5%) 6(3%)
Ascaris lumbricoides -- 44(22.0%)
Mixed infections 92(25.1%) --
  1. Figures in parentheses express the percentage (%) of parasites isolated.