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Titolo:
A study survey on intestinal and blood parasites among school children in Sana'a province, Yemen
Autore:
Azazy, AA; Al-Tiar, AS;
Indirizzi:
Sanaa Univ, Parasitol Dept Azazy, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Sanaa, Yemen Sanaa Univ Sanaa Yemen tol Dept Azazy, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Sanaa, Yemen
Titolo Testata:
SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
fascicolo: 6, volume: 20, anno: 1999,
pagine: 422 - 424
SICI:
0379-5284(199906)20:6<422:ASSOIA>2.0.ZU;2-#
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
survey; intestinal parasites; children;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
13
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Azazy, AA POB 14460, Sanaa, Yemen POB 14460 Sanaa YemenPOB 14460, Sanaa, Yemen
Citazione:
A.A. Azazy e A.S. Al-Tiar, "A study survey on intestinal and blood parasites among school children in Sana'a province, Yemen", SAUDI MED J, 20(6), 1999, pp. 422-424

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of intestinal and blood parasites among school children aged between 6 and 13 years. Methods: Nine hundred and fifty eight stool samples (215 from rural areas & 743 from urban areas) and the same number of blood samples (215 from rural areas & 743 from urban areas) formed the subject of this study. All stoolsamples were examined using both normal saline sedimentation method and formal ethyl-acetate sedimentation method. From each blood sample, a thick and a thin blood film were prepared, stained with Giemsa stain and examined for malaria parasite. Results: Of 958 stool specimens 48% were positive in the rural area and 53% were positive in the urban area for at least one parasite. In rural areas, Ascaris lumbricoides, (20%) Schistosoma mansoni, (15%) and Giardia lamblia, (9%) had the highest prevalence. Hymenolepis nana and Enterobius vermicularis ova were found in 2% of specimens. Taenia saginata ova and Entamoeba histolytica cysts were found in 3% and 4% of specimens. In urban areas, Giardia lamblia and Hymenoplepis nana had the highest prevalence (11% & 5.5%). Ova of Ascaris lumbricoides were seen in 2% of specimens and Trichuris is trichiura and Enterobius vermicularis were seen in 1% of specimens. Entamoeba histolytica cysts were found in 3% of specimens. The lowest prevalence (0.5%) was reported for both Taenia saginata and Schistosoma mansoni. No malaria parasites were seen in examined blood films from both areas. Conclusion: This study has revealed that infections with intestinal parasites are important public health problems among school children in rural andurban areas. Schistosomiasis represents a major health problem only in rural areas.

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