Tuberculosis and intestinal parasitosis with their coinfection are among public health problems in developping countries. This preliminary study aims to determine the prevalence of coinfection, investigates relationship between infestation of parasites and age, gender, residence, occupation or BMI of patients and to identify the parasites species. A prospective study was then conducted at the Pneumology and Phthisiology hospital unit in collaboration with the UHC PZaGa laboratory from December 2015 to October 2016. Patients with tuberculosis to whom was performed parasitological examination of stool were included in the study. In whole, 60 TB patients were investigated. The prevalence of the coinfection was 15%. All the infested patients were male (p < 0.05). The age of TB patients varied from 17 to 68 (p>0.05). A large majority of them were from rural area (67%). This result was statistically significant (p<0.05). Patients from rural area were mostly hit by the infection (p<0.05). The parasitic infestation was not associated to the body mass index of TB patients (p>0.05). Four species of parasites were identified, namely Ancylostoma duodenale, Strongyloides stercoralis, Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba coli, respectively with 45%, 22%, 22% and 11%.
Few TB patients were screened with parasitological examination of stool. This study showed how significant the analysis was before improving therapy and care.