Prevalence of enteric parasites in people with and without gastrointestinal symptoms in Gonbad, Iran

Abstract number: 1734_169

Nazemallhoseini-mojarad E., Mesgariyan F., Haghighi A., Zali M.

Objective: Geographical conditions and poor nutritional and socioeconomic status contribute to making the Islamic Republic of Iran a favourable area for parasitic infections.

The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection in Gonbad city in Iran.

Method: From February 2005 to July 2006, five hundred and fifty one faecal samples were examined for intestinal parasites. All samples were tested to detection and analysis the parasite by standard method.

Result: Out of 551 faecal samples (81%male and 19%female), 72 isolates (13.1%) including pathogen and non pathogen parasites were positive. The results of this study showed a frequency rate of 48 (8.7), 31 (5.62%), 3 (0.54%), 3 (0.54%), 2 (0.36%), 2 (0.36%), 2 (0.36%) for Giardia lamblia, Endolimax nana, Ascaris lumbricuides, Hookworm, Enterobius vermicularis, Hymenolepis nana and Entamoeba histolytica respectively.

Discussion: In this study G. lamblia showed the most prevalent rate in the infections and E. nana was higher among the nonpathogenic protozoa. Base on the result of present study, stool examination should be taken for high-risk populations in the low level hygiene to increase knowledge of people about personal and community health and hygiene.

Session Details

Date: 31/03/2007
Time: 00:00-00:00
Session name: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Location: ICC, Munich, Germany
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