The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 105–107 | Cite as

Investigation of enteric infections in the caribbean area

I. A survey of intestinal parasitism in Lombardia, Michoacan, Mexico
  • Michael P. Natt
  • Arnoldo Lopez-Rico
  • Viola Mae Young


A parasitological survey was carried out in the town of Lombardia, Michoacan, Mexico. The data show that the overall incidence of intestinal parasitism among the 338 individuals studied is 81.1 per cent. The only parasites of importance in Lombardia appear to beEndamoeba histolytica, Ascaris lunibricoides andHymenolepis nana, whose incidences were 45.9, 27.2 and 7.4 per cent, respectively. The incidence of these and other parasites are listed with a breakdown of their distribution among the population sample.


Migraine Gout Intestinal Parasitism Sanitary Condition Trichuris 
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© Sandfield Publishing Company 1953

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Natt
    • 1
  • Arnoldo Lopez-Rico
    • 2
  • Viola Mae Young
    • 3
  1. 1.Eaton LaboratoriesNorwich
  2. 2.Centre de Estudios Epidemiologicos, Servicios Medicos Ejidales, ApatzinganMichoacanMexico
  3. 3.Hektoen Institute for Medical ResearchChicago 12

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