ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Flayyih Hasan, Sajidah

Intestinal Parasites in Children under Five Years with Diarrhea in Kerbala, Iraq

Sajidah Flayyih Hasan

journal of kerbala university, 2009, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 415-420

A total of 277 diarrhea cases in children less than five years old were examined. The cases were divided into two groups, less than two years and 2-4 years ,to determine the types of parasites and prevalence of infections that is may be attachment with factions of age . Total prevalence of infection was 11.6%. Age group 2-4 years recorded highest prevalence of infection (38.5%). There were no significant differences between males and females in infection. Four types of protozoa were demonstrated Entamoebia histolytica(4.0%) Giardia lamblia(6.5%) ,Chilomistix mesnili (0.7%), Trichomonas hominis (1.1%) and only one type of helminths Hymenolepis nana at prevalence (0.4%) .Villages and quarters recorded highest prevalence of infection (13.2% , 11.5%) respectively . Bottle – feeding was seen a highest prevalence of infection ( 8.2 % ) .