ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Fadhil Hamza, Lena

Isolation of Some Intestinal Parasites from Individuals Suffering from Intestinal Disorders in Al-Mahaweel District

Samira S. Jabar; Huda H. Al-Hassnawi; Lena Fadhil Hamza; Hadi F. Al-Yasari

journal of kerbala university, Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 212-218

This study was carried out on 115 stool samples of patients suffering from intestinal disorders in Al-Mahaweel district/ Babylon city, to investigate pathogenic parasites that associated with these patients.Results revealed that out of 115 cases, 25(21.7%) were associated with presence of the following pathogenic parasites: protozoa 15 cases (60%): Entamoeba histolytica 6(24%); Giardia Lamblia 4(16%), Endolimax nana 3(12%), and Balantidium coli 2(8%). Worms 10 cases (40%): Enterobius vermicularis 3(12%), Ascaris lumbricoides 3(12%), Hymenolepis nana 3(12%) and Hook worm 1(4%).Results also showed that significant differences were detected among patients in relation to presence of high parasitic infestations in urban areas compared to rural areas, in uneducated and educated ones. But there was no significant difference related to presence of parasites and symptoms of the intestinal disorders according to sex. Finally, results showed that high percentage of patients were smoker and married, more than those whose weren't(80%, 60%) & (20%, 32%) respectively.