ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Atwan Swadi, Hisham


INCIDENCE OF GIARDIAISIS IN PATIENTS ATTENDING AL-IMAM ALI GENERAL HOSPITAL IN AL-SIDDAR CITY, BAGHDAD, IRAQ

Hisham Atwan Swadi

journal of kerbala university, Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 150-155

The present study is aimed to asses the incidence of giardiasis in patients attending Al-Imam Ali general hospital in Al-Siddar city, Baghdad. A total of 2923 stool specimens collected from patients which have symptoms of diarrhoea.
The incidence of Giardia. lamblia infection was 6.84 %. The highest rate of infection was in July (12.22%) and the lowest in December (4.29 %) with significant difference (P < 0.05). Females had a higher rate than males (7.00% and 6.70 %) respectively without significant difference. The cysts infection had the highest rate compared with trophozoites infection with significant difference (P < 0.05)..
Some samples showed mixed infections were G. lamblia was combined with Entamoeba histolyitca and Hymenolepis nana.