Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer 2000)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2000, 4(2): 64-70 | Back to browse issues page

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Abstract Background: Intestinal parasites are one of the health complications of under developed countries and are common among children. Objective: To determine the prevalence rate of intestinal parasites among retarded school-children in Qazvin. Methods: This study was conducted on all 6 to 12 year old retarded school-children in Qazvin province (Misagh and Freshteh in Qazvin , Andisheh in Alvand and Fajre Mohammadieh in Zibashahr). The faeces specimen of all the cases were abtained in disposable plastic containers and faeces test was performed using direct method and Eter formula. Findings: The findings indicated that 146 (56.6%) out of 258 cases were infected by intestinal parasites. The infection was mostly due to zyardya (37.2%). The infection was mostly prevalant in 6 to 7 year old retarded school-boys who had uneducated parents. The prevalence rate of parasites was higher in Qazvin. Conclusion: Preventive measures and finally treatment steps seems to be necessary due to the high prevalence rate of intestinal parasites among retarded school- children.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Pediatrics