Volume 27, Issue 3 (5-2020)                   RJMS 2020, 27(3): 159-167 | Back to browse issues page

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Najafi E, Rafiei Sefiddashti R, Rampisheh Z, Amni F, Hadighi R. Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis Infection in 2-6 Years Old Children in Affiliate Kindergartens of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1397-98. RJMS 2020; 27 (3) :159-167
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5939-en.html
Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran , hadighi.r@iums.ac.ir
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Background: Enterobius vermicularis is the most common worm infection worldwide. The prevalence was reported 17.2% among preschool children in Iran, 2017. High prevalence of this parasite in crowded environments would spread the parasite and conserves the parasite carreiers. This study aimed to examine prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis infection in 2-6 years old children in affiliate kindergartens of Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Tehran, 1397.
Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, the prevalence of Enterobiosis Vermicularis was evaluated using Graham and Stool tests in contrast with the prevalence of other intestinal parasites.
Results: The prevalence of different types of intestinal protozoa was 19.8% in children whom one of their family members works at Iran University of Medical Sciences and affiliate hospitals. While the prevalence of Enterobacter vermicularis, as the only worm infection was 0.9%, and no other helminthic infections were seen.
Conclusion: This low prevalence of intestinal worms like Enterobius vermicularis in recent decades may be due to community health improvement, although that is commendable, the important point is the possibility of the extinction of humanity's continual symbiosis and a demand to predict its future consequences as well as increase in different type of allergies
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: parasitology

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