immunocompromised children having different types of malignancies [leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and neuroblastoma] together with  control children were subjected to this study.
Both groups of children complained of diarrhoea. Bacteriological and Parasitological examination of their stool specimens was done. Bacteriological examination revealed only one positive case of Aeromonas [4.8%] in immunocomproised group while in immunocomptent children this organism could not be isolated. Parasitological examination revealed 8 positive cases [38%] of cryptosporida in immunocompromised cases and 4 cases [20%] in the immunocomptent children. Strongyloides stercoralis infection was found in 1 cases [4.8%] of malignancy group while it could not be detected in faecal specimens of immunocomptent children
Mohammad A. Marei ,
A study of the newly recognized agents as pathogens causing diarrhoea in immunocompromised children,
Egypt. J. Med. Microbiol. 1994;
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