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Clinical manifestations of Giardiasis in Iran

Taherkhani, H. and Shariati, S. and Abdolahi, N. and Roshandel, G.H. (2009) Clinical manifestations of Giardiasis in Iran. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 3 (2). pp. 1416-1418. ISSN 0973709X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Context: Giardiasis has multiple clinical manifestations and its prevalence is relatively high in the Hamadan province of Iran. Aims: This study was conducted to determine the most frequent clinical signs and symptoms of Giardiasis in the Hamadan province of Iran in 2006. Setting and Design: This was a descriptive cross sectional study. Methods and Material: Sixty four patients infected with Giardia were recruited. Antiglidin anti-body and TTG tests were done to rule out celiac disease. Statistical analysis used: The data was entered into a computer and chi-square test was used for statistical analysis. Results: Of a total of 64 cases, 26 were females. Giardiasis was most common in cases aged 16-20 years old (20.3%), in males (59.4%) and in patients with the educational status of primary school (31.25%). The most frequent symptom was abdominal pain (42.1%). Conclusion: We found that the clinical manifestations of Giardiasis are similar to that of other gastrointestinal diseases such as celiac. So Giardiasis should be considered as the most probable diagnosis in patients with gastrointestinal problems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - J. Clin. Diagn. Res. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Parasitology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - 77 Qabooseieh Passage, Valiasr St., Gorgan, Golestan Province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Giardia lamblia, Infection, Iran, abdominal pain, adolescent, adult, age distribution, article, celiac disease, chi square test, clinical feature, controlled study, cross-sectional study, differential diagnosis, educational status, female, gastrointestinal disease, giardiasis, human, Iran, major clinical study, male, prevalence, sex ratio, symptom, Giardia, Giardia intestinalis
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:19
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 08:08
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2275

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