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Mehmet Burak Selek, Bayhan Bektöre, Ergenekon Karagöz, Orhan Baylan, Mustafa Özyurt
OBJECTIVE: Parasitic diseases are among the major public health issues worldwide. A number of tests are available for diagnosis, but the sentivity and specifity of these tests are assumed to be insufficient. Nevertheless, the most common diagnostic method is microscopic examination. In this study, we aimed to introduce the distribution of parasites detected in stool samples of patients admitted to our laboratory on the basis of parameters such as, age, and gender during a 3-year period between 2012 and 2014...
September 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Seyed Ali Norbakhsh Amiri, Mohammad Taghi Rahimi, Seif Ali Mahdavi, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Omid Ramzani, Ali Farrokhi Koshk, Reza Rosbehan, Seyed Abolghasem Siyadatpanah
Enterobius vermicularis or pinworm, is considered as one of the most frequently encountered intestinal nematodes and infects millions of people throughout the world particularly children. Some symptoms of the infection including Anal itching, restlessness, insomnia, endometritis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and etc. The purpose of the present study was to determine the status of enterobiasis in kindergarten and preschool children of kindergartens from Amir Kola, Babol Mazandaran Province, North of Iran. A total number of 126 (70 boys and 56 girls) children from four kindergartens from Amir Kola, Babol, Mazandaran Province, North of Iran were examined for the prevalence of E...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Showkat Ahmad Wani, Ayshia Amin
Intestinal helminth infections are amongst the most common infections worldwide. Studies in other districts of Kashmir Valley revealed a high prevalence of intestinal helminth infections among the children. The objectives of the current study were to determine the prevalence of intestinal helminth infections among children of Shopian district and to identify associated socio-demographic and environmental actors, behavioral habits and also related complaints. Stool samples were collected from 352 children and a questionnaire was filled for each case...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Narges Afrakhteh, Zahra Marhaba, Seif Ali Mahdavi, Sahar Garoosian, Reyhaneh Mirnezhad, Mahsa Eshkevar Vakili, Haniye Ahmadi Shahraj, Behzad Javadian, Rozita Rezaei, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Enterobiasis (oxyuriasis) is probably the most common helminth, which infects humans. Amongst different age groups, prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis in children is high compared to adults. Oxyuriasis is one of the most significant parasitic diseases of children. This nematode in children can result in loss of appetite, insomnia, grinding of the teeth, restlessness, endometritis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and etc. Due to important complications of this parasite, the objective of the current study was to determine the prevalence of enterobiasis in kindergarten and preschool children of Amol, Mazandaran Province, North of Iran...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
Karl J Reinhard, Adauto Araújo, Johnica J Morrow
Investigations of Enterobius sp. infection in prehistory have produced a body of data that can be used to evaluate the geographic distribution of infection through time in the Americas. Regional variations in prevalence are evident. In North America, 119 pinworm positive samples were found in 1,112 samples from 28 sites with a prevalence of 10.7%. Almost all of the positive samples came from agricultural sites. From Brazil, 0 pinworm positive samples were found in 325 samples from 7 sites. For the Andes region, 22 pinworm positive samples were found in 411 samples from 26 sites for a prevalence of 5...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
Norhidayu Sahimin, Yvonne A L Lim, Farnaza Ariffin, Jerzy M Behnke, John W Lewis, Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain
A cross-sectional study of intestinal parasitic infections amongst migrant workers in Malaysia was conducted. A total of 388 workers were recruited from five sectors including manufacturing, construction, plantation, domestic and food services. The majority were recruited from Indonesia (n = 167, 43.3%), followed by Nepal (n = 81, 20.9%), Bangladesh (n = 70, 18%), India (n = 47, 12.1%) and Myanmar (n = 23, 5.9.2%). A total of four nematode species (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Enterobius vermicularis and hookworms), one cestode (Hymenolepis nana) and three protozoan species (Entamoeba histolytica/dispar, Giardia sp...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Mohammed Saeed Elsamani Eltayeb, Awad Eseed Elsaeed, Ahmed Abdalla Mohamedani, Abbas Abdalrahman Assayed
INTRODUCTION: This is a cross sectional descriptive community-based study. The aim was to assess the prevalence of anaemia among quranic schoolchildren in khalawi Wad EL Magboul village, rural Rufaa, Gezira State, central Sudan. METHODS: A sample of 180 male participants were included in the study. Informed consent was obtained. Venous blood samples were obtained to measure the hematological parameters and blood films for malaria parasites. Urine and stool analyses were also done...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
D Carrillo-Quintero, L Del Otero Sanz, S Hernández-Egido, A M Martín Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Enterobius vermicularis, also known as pinworn, is the responsible agent for Human Enterobiasis. It is one of the most prevalent, but underrated, parasitic disease in children population. Diagnosis involves demonstration of either eggs or adult worms by Graham test. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical, demographic and microbiological features of patients with suspected diagnosis of Enterobiasis in southern Gran Canaria. METHODS: Descriptive and prospective study of perianal samples evaluated by Graham test in the Microbiology Department of `Insular de Gran Canaria´ University Hospital between November 2014 and November 2015...
December 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
Pelagie M Boko, Moudachirou Ibikounle, Ablawa Onzo-Aboki, Jean-Jacques Tougoue, Yollande Sissinto, Wilfrid Batcho, Dorothe Kinde-Gazard, Achille Kabore
In 2013, Benin developed strategies to control neglected tropical diseases and one of the first step was the disease mapping of the entire country in order to identify endemic districts of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths (STH). This study was carried out in 30 of the 77 districts of Benin. Of these 30 districts 22 were previously treated for Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) using the Ivermectin and Albendazole combination. In each district, five schools were selected and 50 children aged 8 to 14 years were sampled in each school, making a total of 250 children sampled in the district...
2016: PloS One
Domenico Risio, Anna Rendine, Luca Napolitano, Cosima Schiavone
INTRODUCTION: Enterobius vermicularis (EV) is the most common parasitic infection in developed countries. Enterobius vermicularis infestation of the appendix can cause symptoms of appendiceal pain, independent of microscopic evidence of acute inflammation. The diagnosis of a parasitic infestation is generally achieved only after the pathologic examination of the resected appendices. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 23 year old female with enterobiasis of appendix presented with clinical features of acute appendicitis...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
C Nwalorzie, S C Onyenakazi, S O Ogwu, A N Okafor
BACKGROUND: Prevalence and risk factors predisposing to intestinal helminthic infections vary widely. Risk factors to intestinal helminthic infections among children have not been documented in Gwagwalada, Nigeria which necessitated present study. OBJECTIVE: To determine risk factors to intestinal helminthiasis among children aged 1-15 years in Gwagwalada, Nigeria. METHODS: Cross-sectional study was carried out from June to November, 2011 in public schools using multi-staged, random sampling...
July 2015: Nigerian Journal of Medicine: Journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria
Shuai Wang, Zhijun Yao, Yichen Hou, Dong Wang, Haizhu Zhang, Jingbo Ma, Luwen Zhang, Shiguo Liu
The present study was performed to assess the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection among preschool children in Xinxiang city, Henan province, China and the changes in the egg positive rate for E. vermicularis over a 10 year period. A total of 510 preschool children in 17 kindergartens were examined using the cellophane-tape perianal swab method in 2003, while 1734 preschool children in 10 kindergartens were examined in 2013 using the same method. The overall egg positive rate for E. vermicularis was 12...
2016: Parasite: Journal de la Société Française de Parasitologie
Luke Nelson Allen, Alice Yi-Chien Tsai
A teenage girl was admitted to the paediatric assessment unit with non-specific abdominal pain that gradually localised to the right iliac fossa (RIF). She remained systemically well; investigations including blood tests, urine sample and abdominal ultrasound were inconclusive. Surgical opinion was sought and the decision was made to perform a diagnostic laparoscopy due to the ongoing pain. Laparoscopy showed no evidence of any significant pathology, and appendicectomy was performed following the routine practice...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Abraraw Abate, Biniam Kibret, Eylachew Bekalu, Sendeku Abera, Takele Teklu, Aregawi Yalew, Mengistu Endris, Ligabaw Worku, Zinaye Tekeste
Objective. To assess the magnitude of intestinal parasitic infection and associated risk factors in Teda Health Centre, Northwest Ethiopia. Method. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Teda Health Centre from February to April, 2011. Stool samples were collected from 410 study participants and analysed by direct wet mount and formal ether concentration techniques. Furthermore, sociodemographic data were collected by using standardized questionnaire. Result. The overall prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection in this study was 62...
2013: ISRN parasitology
Salih Maçin, Filiz Kaya, Deniz Çağdaş, Hayriye Hizarcioglu-Gulsen, Inci Nur Saltik-Temizel, İlhan Tezcan, Hülya Demir, Sibel Ergüven, Yakut Akyön
The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of intestinal parasites in patients with chronic diarrhea and clarify the importance of these parasitic pathogens in such cases. A total of 60 pediatric patients with chronic diarrhea between June 2012 and October 2014 were enrolled in the study. Out of 60 stool samples, five were positive for Giardia lamblia, two, Dientamoeba fragilis, and one, Blastocystis hominis. One stool sample was positive for Entamoeba hartmanni and B. hominis, another one was positive for G...
June 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
José A Boga, Susana Rojo, Jonathan Fernández, Mercedes Rodríguez, Carmen Iglesias, Pablo Martínez-Camblor, Fernando Vázquez, Azucena Rodríguez-Guardado
OBJECTIVES: Dientamoeba fragilis is a pathogenic protozoan of the human gastrointestinal tract with a worldwide distribution, which has emerged as an important and misdiagnosed cause of chronic gastrointestinal illnesses such as diarrhea and 'irritable-bowel-like' gastrointestinal disease. Very little research has been conducted on the use of suitable antimicrobial compounds. Furthermore, higher rates of co-infection with Enterobius vermicularis have been described, suggesting that E...
August 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Bülent Gökşen, Yeliz Çağan Appak, Nogay Girginkardeşler, Talat Ecemiş, Erhun Kasırga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of coinfection with Helicobacter pylori and intestinal parasitosis in children with chronic abdominal pain (CAP) and to investigate the common risk factors in the development of both infections. METHODS: Ninety patients with CAP were enrolled in this study. Blood samples of each case were screened for human preformed IgG (HpIgG) antibodies, and stool samples were tested for HpSA and also examined for intestinal parasites by direct wet-mount, formalin-ethyl-acetate concentration, and Trichrome staining procedures...
December 0: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Hüseyin Can, Tonay İnceboz, Ayşe Caner, Esra Atalay Şahar, Muhammet Karakavuk, Mert Döşkaya, Fehmi Çelebi, Aysu Değirmenci Döşkaya, Sultan Gülçe İz, Yüksel Gürüz, Metin Korkmaz
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus and Echinococcus multilocularis, respectively, are important helminthic diseases worldwide as well as in our country. Epidemiological studies conducted in Turkey showed that the prevalence of CE is 291-585/100.000. It has also been showed that the seroprevalence of AE is 3.5%. For the diagnosis of CE and AE, radiological (ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance) and serological methods, in addition to clinical findings, are being used...
April 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Burçin Pehlivanoğlu, Başak Doğanavşargil, Murat Sezak, İlke Nalbantoğlu, Metin Korkmaz
OBJECTIVE: Gastrointestinal parasitosis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Definitive diagnosis is usually made by stool tests and/or serology but may require tissue evaluation. Although pathologists are usually familiar with common parasites, it is not well established whether the diagnosis could be suspected without seeing the "parasite" itself. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Resection or biopsy specimens of 32 cases with Giardia intestinalis (n=20), Enterobius vermicularis (n=5), Entamoeba histolytica (n=4), Fasciola hepatica (n=1), Strongyloides spp...
2016: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
Emna Siala, Imène Toumi, Jihène Béttaieb, Nada Boulehmi, Najet Zallega, Karim Aoun, Aida Bouratbine
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of intestinal parasitosis is very different according to countries. Therefore, it is always interesting to update the data in Tunisia to better direct control measures. AIM: The objectives of this survey were to estimate the prevalence of intestinal parasitosis in the region of Tunis, to study their evolution and to establish various combinations of intestinal protozoa. METHODS: This is a retrospective study carried out over a period of 17 years from 1996 at 2012 and which involved 20033 individuals...
November 2015: La Tunisie Médicale
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