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vaisi S, Abdi J. Evaluation of The relationship between giardiasis and intestinal discomfort and its risk factors in patients referred to the laboratory of Ilam city in 2017. Journal title 2019; 1 (4)
URL: http://newresearch.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-339-en.html
Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Ilam University of Medical sciences, Ilam, Iran
Abstract:   (2174 Views)
Background:
Giardiasis is one of the most important problems health in different countries of the world which causes long-term digestive disorders and risk factors are among the factors that affect this parasite. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between Giardia lamblia and Gastrointestinal Disorders. Then investigate risk factors In Ilam city and also provide strategies for patient treatment and finally providing strategies for treating patients and identifying risk factors to reduce giardiasis.
Materials and methods:
This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on random sampling of stool from 1000 people referred to Ilam labs in 2017. All specimens were examined using direct and ethanol formaldehyde. Suspect specimens were examined using Trachoma staining. Demographic information was also recorded in a questionnaire, and finally the results were analyzed using statistical software SPSS 20.The data were then compared with Chi-square test, and finally investigated the relationship between parasites with digestive disorders and risk factors.
Results:
Of the 1,000 patients studied, 84 (8.4%) were infected with Giardia parasite. The frequency of giardiasis was more in the age group of 20-30 years and in men more than in women. Clinical symptoms among the different age groups were 3/1% Stomach ache, 2.8% bloating, 1.6% diarrhea and 0.8% weight loss, respectively.
 
Conclusion
Despite the improvement of public health, Giardiasis is still considered as a health problem and causes gastrointestinal disorders in the city of Ilam. Therefore, proper planning, public health education, and the provision of safe drinking water are among the strategies for reducing Giardia infection in the region.
     
: Cross sectional | Subject: General
Received: 2017/04/7 | Accepted: 2018/01/22 | Published: 2019/04/7

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