Volume 13, Issue 8 (1-2015)                   JRUMS 2015, 13(8): 725-730 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Objective: Giardiasis is a common disease in several parts of the world. Due to the importance of this disease, the present study was conducted to determine the prevalence of parasitic infections in the stool samples from admitted people to Karaj laboratories.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study, 2500 human fecal samples were randomly collected from admitted people to Karaj laboratories in 2013. We analyzed the data by using SPSS .

Results: Totally from among 2500 samples, 252 (10.1%) cases were infected with Giardia. Most of the cases (69.8%) were asymptomatic.

Conclusions: Based on the prevalence (10.1%) of giardiasis infection among people admitted to Karaj laboratories, early diagnosis and treatment of the patients and public health promotion could be effective to prevent and control this infection.

Key words: Giardiasis, Prevalence, Karaj

Funding: This study was funded by Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences approved the study.



How to cite this article: Elmi T, Ziaie H, Gholami Sh, Mortazavi M, Tabasi M, Geraili Z. The Prevalence of Giardiasis Infections Among People Admitted to Karaj laboratories in 2013: A Short Report. J RafsanjanUniv Med Sci 2014 13(8): 725-30. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitology
Received: 2014/08/2 | Accepted: 2015/01/20 | Published: 2015/01/20