Frequency of parasitic infections in patients referred to Special clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in years 1995-99

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M Vojdaani 1 , * , A Barzegar 1 , A Shamsiaan 1

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1 Iran

How to Cite: Vojdaani M, Barzegar A, Shamsiaan A. Frequency of parasitic infections in patients referred to Special clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in years 1995-99 , J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2002 ; 6(2):e81009.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 6 (2); e81009
Published Online: September 19, 2002
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 11, 2002
Accepted: September 11, 2002

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Abstract

Introduction and Objectives: This study was done to assess the  frequency of parasitic infections in patients referred to Special clinic of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences  in years 1995-99 .

 Materials and Methods: During the years 1995-99, 45160 stool specimens were examined using formalin-ether concentration method for intestinal parasites and scotch tape method for Entrobius vermicularis.

 Results:  59.13% of specimens were infected. Of these, 93.13 %  were infected with protozoa and 6.06% with helminthes.  Blastocystis hominis (28.34%), and giardia lamblia (27%) were the most common infecting organisms.

 Discussion and Conclusion: The observed differences in frequencies of infecting organisms, compared to other reports, deserves further  studies.

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Intestinal parasites epidemiology protozoa helminthes Kermanshah

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