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Journal:   JOURNAL OF BIRJAND UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   2003 , Volume 10 , Number 2; Page(s) 34 To 38.
 
Paper: 

STUDY OF ENTEROBIASIS PREVALENCE IN 1-6 YEARS OLD CHILDREN OF DAY - CARE CENTERS IN BIRJAND CITY

 
 
Author(s):  FARAJZADEH Z., FOROUGHAMERI G.
 
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Abstract: 
Background and Aim: Intestinal parasitic infection is one of the most important problems in children in Iran and other developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine Enterobiasis prevalence in 1-6 years old children of day-care centers of Birjand.
Materials and Methods: In order to determine the prevalence of E. vermicularis infection among day-care centers children in Birjand, 335 children aged 1-6 years old of both sexes were evaluated by the scotch test (three perianal swabs with adhesive cellophane paper). A form of demographic characters and disease symptoms were filled.
Results: The prevalence of Enterobiasis in the studied children was 14.9% and most of the cases were free from symptoms. There was significant difference between governmental day-care centers with 13.2% prevalence and specials day-care centers with 23.6% prevalence (p<0.05). But, there were no significant relationship between infection and the following items: age, sex, education, occupation, number of family, number of children 1-6 years in family, membership time child in day-care centers and personal hygiene. The most common symptoms in the infected children were: loss of weight 28%, pruritus and sleep salivation 30%. There was no significant relationship between Enterobiasis and symptoms.
Conclusion: According to the results, Enterobiasis prevalence in 1-6 years old children of day-care centers in Birjand is 14.9% and it is more common in specials (23.6%) than governmental centers (13.2%).
 
Keyword(s): PREVALENCE; PARASITIC DISEASES; ENTEROBIASIS, DAY-CARE CENTERS
 
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