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Titolo:
PREVALENCE OF GIARDIA-LAMBLIA INFECTION IN THE CITY OF RIYADH, SAUDI-ARABIA
Autore:
ALTUKHI MH; ALAHDAL MN; ACKERS JP; PETERS W;
Indirizzi:
GEN DIRECTORATE CIVIL DEF,CTR STUDIES & RES,POB 88629 RIYADH 11672 SAUDI ARABIA
Titolo Testata:
Saudi medical journal
fascicolo: 4, volume: 17, anno: 1996,
pagine: 482 - 486
SICI:
0379-5284(1996)17:4<482:POGIIT>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTESTINAL PARASITES; SOCIOENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS; URBAN COMMUNITIES; ABHA;
Keywords:
GIARDIASIS; GIARDIA LAMBLIA; RIYADH; SAUDI ARABIA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
15
Recensione:
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Citazione:
M.H. Altukhi et al., "PREVALENCE OF GIARDIA-LAMBLIA INFECTION IN THE CITY OF RIYADH, SAUDI-ARABIA", Saudi medical journal, 17(4), 1996, pp. 482-486

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of giardiasis among adults and children, males and females, Saudis and non-Saudis, of various socio-economic levels in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Design: Cross sectional study of individuals visiting primary health care centers in Riyadh. Finding cysts or trophozoites in fecal samples by microscopic examination using formalin ethyl acetate concentration technique was the method of choice. Setting: Primary health care centers, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Subject: A total of six hundred individuals of different nationalities, 85 Saudi children, 397 Saudi adults, 23 non-Saudi children,95 non-Saudi adults. Main outcome measures: Giardiasis among subjectsof different education, nationalities and socio-economic status usingsimple microscopic stool analysis. Results: Thr overall prevalence rate was 28.5%. For children, adults, females, males, non-Saudis; Saudiswas 76.8%. 17.8%, 45.5%, 22.5%, 28.8% and; 28.4% respectively. Nationality was not a significant factor in the prevalence of giardiasis while age and sex were significant factors at P<0.0005. Conclusion: Water, personal hygiene and sanitation are contributing factors in the spread of giardiasis, This study could be of value for health care workers, sanitary engineers and health policy strategies.

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