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Frequency of Parasitic Infections among Patients Referred to Ayatollah Rohani Hospital in Babol, Northern of Iran (2015)
Farzaneh Jafarian, Tahmineh Gorgani-Firouzjaee
Babol university of medical sciences
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Background and Objective: According to suitable ecological conditions and being endemic of Mazandaran province for many parasitic agents, present study was done  for determination of rate of parasitic infections in patients referred to Ayatollah Rohani hospital in 2015.   

Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive- analytical study was performed on 4478 fecal  samples were collected from patients referred  to Ayatollah Rohani hospital between  April 2015 and  March 2016. The samples were examined with direct wet mount and formalin-ether concentration methods. The data were analyzed using Chi-square tests and SPSS.

Findings: Of  the 4478 samples studied, 370 (8.26%) were positive for parasitic infection. Entamoeba histolytica, Entamoeba coli and Giardia lamblia were the most common causes with the prevalence of 2.56%, 1.6% and 1.45%, respectively. The infection rate in male was higher than from female (p<0.05). Rate of infections in rural areas in comparison to urban regions did not showed any significant differences. Most of the infections were seen in autumn compared with other seasons (p=0.02). Infection rate was more common in 31-49 age group and lower infection rate was observed in age group of less than 11 years (p=0.025).

Conclusion: According to prevalence of parasitic infection in Babol, which are important in terms of medical and clinical aspects, thus using an effective controlling systems is proposed for decreasing food and water contaminations.

Keywords: Parasitic diseases, infection, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: انگل شناسی
Received: 2017/02/21 | Accepted: 2017/03/20 | Published: 2017/03/20
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Jafarian F, Gorgani-Firouzjaee T. Frequency of Parasitic Infections among Patients Referred to Ayatollah Rohani Hospital in Babol, Northern of Iran (2015). NHJ. 2016; 1 (2) :34-40
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