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RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 244-247


Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors

Saqafat Ahmad, Sameen Amjed, Zeeshan Yousuf, Iram Jabeen, Ali Husnain, Junaid Jafar.

Abstract
Objectives: To determine frequency of common intestinal parasite in district Muzaffar Garh, Pakistan and associated risk factors.
Methodology: Stool samples were examined using normal saline, iodine preparation and Formalin ethyl-acetate concentration technique.
Results: Out of total 143 patients, 33 (23.07%) were found positive for intestinal parasitic infections. The commonest parasite detected was E. histolytica followed by Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale and Giardia lamblia. Age, educational status, socio-economic status (P<0.001), quality of drinking water (P<0.001) and sanitation (P<0.001) were socio-demographic variables that had significant effect on positivity of parasites.
Conclusion: Prevalence of intestinal parasites is high in Muzaffar Garh. The most common parasite detected was E. histolytica. Socio-economic status, water education and sanitation had significant effect on the spread of infections.

Key words: Socio-economic status, sanitation, parasites, intestinal infections, E. histolytica, Ascaris lumbricoides.


 
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Ahmad S, Amjed S, Yousuf Z, Jabeen I, Husnain A, Jafar J. Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 244-247.


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Ahmad S, Amjed S, Yousuf Z, Jabeen I, Husnain A, Jafar J. Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors. RMJ. 2019; 44(2): 244-247.



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Ahmad S, Amjed S, Yousuf Z, Jabeen I, Husnain A, Jafar J. Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors. RMJ. (2019), [cited June 18, 2019]; 44(2): 244-247.



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Ahmad, S., Amjed, . S., Yousuf, . Z., Jabeen, . I., Husnain, . A. & Jafar, . J. (2019) Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors. RMJ, 44 (2), 244-247.



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Ahmad, Saqafat, Sameen Amjed, Zeeshan Yousuf, Iram Jabeen, Ali Husnain, and Junaid Jafar. 2019. Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 244-247.



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Ahmad, Saqafat, Sameen Amjed, Zeeshan Yousuf, Iram Jabeen, Ali Husnain, and Junaid Jafar. "Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 244-247.



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Ahmad, Saqafat, Sameen Amjed, Zeeshan Yousuf, Iram Jabeen, Ali Husnain, and Junaid Jafar. "Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors." Rawal Medical Journal 44.2 (2019), 244-247. Print.



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Ahmad, S., Amjed, . S., Yousuf, . Z., Jabeen, . I., Husnain, . A. & Jafar, . J. (2019) Frequency of intestinal parasite in Muzaffargarh and associated risk factors. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (2), 244-247.








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