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vaisi S, Abdi J. Evaluation of the prevalence of latent parasitic infections in people without clinical signs referred to Ilam health centers in 2017. Journal title 2019; 1 (4)
URL: http://newresearch.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-341-en.html
Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Ilam University of Medical sciences, Ilam, Iran
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Background:Intestinal parasitic infections are the one of the most common health problems in developing countries, and a number of patients die annually due to complications caused by these parasites.Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the rate and type of parasitic infections.
Materials andmethods: This descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in one of the Ilam labs in 2016, Atotal of 417 stool specimens were randomly collected. All specimens were examined using direct and ethanol formaldehyde. Suspect specimens were examined using Trichrom 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.
Results:out Of the 417 patients examined, 59 (14.1%) were infected with intestinal parasites. The type of parasitic infection in 9.4% was Blastocystis hominis, 3.6% Entamoeba coli, 0.5% Entamoeba histolytica, 0.5% Giardia lamblia and 0.2% Trichomonas hominis.
Conclusion: Despite the improvement of public health, parasitic infections are still considered as one of the health problems in the city of Ilam. Therefore, proper planning, public health education, raising the level of health in the area and the provision of safe drinking waterare some of the ways to reduce parasitic infections in the region.
: Cross sectional | Subject: General
Received: 2017/04/7 | Accepted: 2018/02/13 | Published: 2019/04/7

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