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The prevalence of Parasitic Diseases in Child kindergartens of Jahrom using three diagnostic stool test, Scotch test and formol-ether methods-2013
Vahid Rahmanian , Aliakbar Zareiyan *, Karamatollah Rahmanian
Research Center for social determinants of health, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, Iranal science
Abstract:   (3709 Views)
Studying parasitic infections provides knowledge about contamination of environment and the types of parasites. It also provides a picture of health status of the individual and contamination of food and water supplies, as well as sewage disposal. Thus, the present study aimed to determinate the prevalence parasitic infections in kindergarten children in the city of Jahrom.
Materials and Methods:
This cross-sectional analytic study enrolled 451 kindergarten children selected by cluster sampling in the city of Jahrom in 2013. Data were collected using questionnaires. Parents were invited to the kindergarten for briefing and training about sampling method. Data were analyzed with SPSS16 software using descriptive statistics and of chi-square tests at α= 0.05 significance level.
Prevalence of parasitic infections was 7.1% in stool test, and 14.4% in formal-ether method. The prevalence of Giardia was 7.1%, Ascaris 0.9% and Hymenolpis Nana 0.2% and in the Scotch test. The prevalence of oxyoruria was 5.1%.
The prevalence of Giardia infection in kindergarten children was higher than other parasites. Furthermore, due to the different amounts of parasitic infections in stool test, and formal-ether, it is recommended to use the higher-sensitivity formal-ether diagnostic method to detect these infections in children.
Keywords: Parasitic Diseases, Prevalence, Child
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: epidmilojgy
Received: 2017/08/17 | Revised: 2018/06/26 | Accepted: 2018/01/20

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