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Intestinal Parasitic Infections among Patients of Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia: A 5-year Retrospective Study

Intestinal Parasitic Infections among Patients of Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia: A 5-year Retrospective Study

Omar S.O. Amer1,3,*, Mohamed I. Waly2,4 andSaeed A. Al-Zahrani1

1Medical Laboratory Sciences Department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
2Medical Equipment Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
3Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University (Assiut branch), Assiut, Egypt
4Higher Institute for Engineering, El Shorouk Academy, Cairo, Egypt 

*      Corresponding author: o.amer@mu.edu.sa

ABSTRACT

This is a retrospective analysis of reported intestinal parasitic infections for patients visiting Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA from 2010 to 2014. Our retrospective study estimated a total 775 case out of 11110 case were infected with one or more intestinal parasites, with prevalence rate 6.98 %. The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection during the period of study was as follows; Ascaris lumbricoides (n= 205, 1.8%), Giardia lamblia (n= 178, 1.6%), Entamoeba histolytica (n= 174, 1.57%), Trichuris trichiura (n= 118, 1.06%), Hymenolepis nana (n= 51, 0.46 %), Enterobius vermicularis (n= 28, 0.25%) and Taenia saginata (n= 21, 0.19%) respectively. The prevalence rate of these parasites in males and females as well as different age groups per month / year is provided. Intestinal parasitic infection is still a public health problem in Riyadh region, KSA. It is necessary to update the epidemiologic survey of the parasitic infection at regular intervals using different statistical methods to develop effective prevention and control strategies.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

October

Vol. 49, Iss. 5, Pages 1547-1936

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