Volume 5, Issue 3 (August 2018)                   IJML 2018, 5(3): 182-187 | Back to browse issues page

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Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Paramedical Faculty, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
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Aims and Background: For a long time, intestinal parasite infections are among the major problems of Public health in Iran. Our aim was epidemiological studies on the frequency of intestinal parasites in patients referred to medical centers of Shahid Sadoughi University in Yazd during 2015-2016.
Materials and Methods: In a two years cross-sectional study in the medical centers of Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Science, 31000 stool samples were evaluated for parasitic infections by direct smear and formalin-ether concentration methods.
Results and Conclusions: The results showed that Incidence was 3.8%. Protozoan infection were Blastocystis hominis (1.75%), Giardia lambelia (1.45%), Chilomastix mesnili (0.35%), Trichomonas hominis (0.05%) and helmints in infections were Hymenolepis nana (0.11%), Enterobius vermicularis (0.08%) and Ascaris lumbricoides (0.01%). There was a significant difference in parasite prevalence between age categories. However, no significant difference was found with gender. The intestinal parasites, especially helminthic infections have been decreased during recent years.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitology
Received: 2018/05/8 | Accepted: 2018/08/21 | Published: 2018/08/15

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