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JBUMS 2008, 10(5): 68-73 Back to browse issues page
PREVALENCE OF ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA IN CHILDREN WITH DYSENTERY (AMIRKOLA CHILDREN HOSPITAL, BABOL, IRAN 2005-2006)
R Savadkoohi, *, B Rostaminejad,, NA NORI, K Hajian
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Dysentery has many adverse effects for the pediatric age group, their families and society. So microorganism detection in dysentery can affect on treatment process. The goal of this study was to determine the frequency of entamoeba histolytica trophozoite in children who were admitted because of bloody diarrhea to Amirkola children hospital.
METHODS: This cross sectional study was carried out on 537 toxic children less than 12 years suffering from dysentery and admitted to Amirkola children hospital from year 2005 to 2006. The fresh fecal samples (about 1-5 gr) was sent to lab as soon as possible and evaluated for amoebic trophozoite by logule staining. The frequency of amoebic was compared between sex, different seasons and place of habitance.
FINDINGS: In these 537 toxic children sexual differentiation was as 219(40.8%) girls and 318(59.2%) boys. Mean age of total children was 2±2.5 years. Dysentery was more common in autumn and summer. From total children, 32 children (6%) had ameobic dysentery, that 19 case (6%) were boys and 13 case (5.9%) were girls. Also 15 children (2.8%) were from city and 17(3.2%) were from rural areas. There was not meaningful relation between these variables and prevalence of amoebic dysentery, but seasonal prevalence was more common in autumn (p=0.001).
CONCLUSION: According to this study and low prevalence of amoebic dysentery, more consideration of non amoebic causes for dysentery is recommended.
Keywords: Dysentery, Entamoeba histolytica, Children, Prevalence
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Biochemical
Accepted: 2014/06/3 | Published: 2014/06/3


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Savadkoohi, R, Rostaminejad, B, NORI N, Hajian K. PREVALENCE OF ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA IN CHILDREN WITH DYSENTERY (AMIRKOLA CHILDREN HOSPITAL, BABOL, IRAN 2005-2006). JBUMS. 2008; 10 (5) :68-73
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