Enteric Parasites in Patients Referred to Health Centers of Qom –Iran 2007-2009
Fatemeh Maleki1 ,Lame Akhlaghi2,Shahnaz shirbazou3, Yaser tabaraei4, Saeid Khodadadi 5 , Fatemeh Tabatabaie2*
1 Faculty of Para Medical Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Hemmat Express Way,Tehran, Iran
2Department of Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences,Tehran ,Iran
3 Health research center,Baqiyatallah university of medical sciences, Tehran,Iran
4MS in Biostatistics, Public health School-Health School-Sabzevar university of medical sciences (SUMS),Sabzevar, Iran
5Qom Islamic Azad university, QOM Azad university of medical science, Iran
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Abstract:Aim: The current study was performed to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in patients referred to health centers of Qom province. Materials and Methods:This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on stool specimens from patients referred to the health centers of Qom province.The samples were tested using formalin-ether concentration and Graham methods.Results:Within the 117,403 fecal samples evaluated; protozoa, Giardia, and thenEntamoeba coli were the most frequently observed parasites. The lowest infection rate was related to Oxyuris.The three-year prevalence percentage was determined to be 6.5 %.Most infections occurred in spring and summer, in the age group below 10, and in residents of suburbs and villages. The Infection rates were almost similar in the two sexes. Conclusion: A significant relationship was observed between the rate of infection and age groups,season, and place of residence (P<0.005), but sex was not related to the rate of infection.
[Yaser tabaraei, Lame Akhlaghi,Shahnaz shirbazou, Fatemeh Maleki, Saeid Khodadadi, Fatemeh Tabatabaie, Enteric Parasites in Patients Referred to Health Centers of Qom –Iran 2007-2009. Life Sci J 2013;10(7s): 319-321](ISSN:1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 49
Keywords: Helminths;Protozoa; Qom;Prevalence.