Detection of Cryptosporidium Parvum among Cancer Patients by Serological Method in Thi-Qar Province / Southern Iraq
AbstractCryptosporidium is one of the parasites that is most frequently found in cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and HIV patients. Several epidemiologists indicated that there was a connection between cryptosporidiosis and cancer. Cancer patients with parasitic infections were the targets in the current study. The present study was carried out during the months of July through December 2022 in the governorate of Thi-Qar. The total number was 260 cancer patients, blood samples were collected from them and examined via the ELISA system to detect the infection with intestinal parasites (C. parvum,). The total number of a positive patients for intestinal parasite C. parvum were 2(2.85%), the examination of serum samples for anti-cryptosporidiosis antibodies revealed that (2.85%,1.4%, and 2.85%) of them were positive for IgG, IgM, and IgA respectively. According to the ELISA findings, elevated immunoglobulin IgA level in cancer patients infected with C. parvum are evidence of invasive infection.
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