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PREVALENCE OF INTESTINAL PARASITES IN THE INHABITANTS OF ISLAM - SHAHR DISTRICT

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Author(s): Asgari Gh. | Nateghpour M. | Rezaian M.

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2003;
Original page

ABSTRACT
"nTo determine the prevalence of various intestinal parasitic infections, we examined 966"nrandomly collected stool specimens from urban areas and 569 such samples from the rural"nregions. These were examined using formalin-ether sedimentation and direct smear"nmethods. From the total of 1535 specimens, 143 that belonged to 1-6 years old children"nwere examined by scatch tape method."nThe results indicated that 53.2% of the subjects were infected with intestinal protozoa and"nhelminths with the following prevalence rates:"nEntamoeba histolytica 9.6%, E. coli 16%, E.hartmanni 7%, Endolimax nana 2.6%,"nIodomoeba biitschlii 1.8%, Dientamoeba fragilis 1.5%, Chi/omastix mesnili 0.4%), Giardia"nlamblia 18.8%, Blastocysts hominis 16.5%, Dicrocoelium dendriticum 0.1%, Taenia"nsaginata 0.2%, Hymenolopis nana 1.4%, Ascaris lambricodies 0.3%, Enterobius"nvermincularis (using scatch tape method) 0.7%, E.vermicularis (using formalin - ether"nmethod) 28.7%, Trichostrongylus spp. 0.1%, Strongyhides siercorials 0.3% and Trichuris"ntrichiura 0.1%."nRural people were significantly more likely to bear helminthic infections than urban"nresidents (4.9% versus 2.1%)."nE.histofytica was more prevalent among men (11% versus 7.1%) and, interestingly,"nage-specific infection rates for giardiasis and amebiasis showed contrasting patterns in this"nstudy."n
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