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Seroprevalence of toxocariasis in children aged 1-9 years in western Islamic Republic of Iran, 2003

Fallah, M. and Azimi, A. and Taherkhani, H. (2007) Seroprevalence of toxocariasis in children aged 1-9 years in western Islamic Republic of Iran, 2003. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (5). pp. 1073-1077. ISSN 10203397 (ISSN)

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Abstract

We determined the seroprevalence of Toxocara canis infection in 544 children under 10 years randomly selected from urban and rural areas of Hamadan, An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for detection of antibodies to T. canis excretion - secretion antigens. Using a questionnaire, epidemiological factors associated with infection were examined, including age, sex, residence. Antibodies to T. canis were detected in 29 children (5.3%) and 19 children (3.5%) were categorized as borderline positive; thus together this gave a prevalence of toxocariasis of 8.8%. No significant differences were found in terms of sex, age and residence.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - East. Mediterr. Health J. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 18290400 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Atieh Hospital, Hamadan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: helminth antibody, antibody detection, article, child, clinical article, controlled study, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, female, human, Iran, male, nonhuman, questionnaire, seroprevalence, Toxocara canis, toxocariasis, Age Distribution, Animals, Animals, Domestic, Antibodies, Helminth, Child, Child, Preschool, Dogs, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Epidemiologic Factors, Female, Humans, Immunoglobulin G, Infant, Iran, Male, Population Surveillance, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Rural Health, Seroepidemiologic Studies, Sex Distribution, Toxocara canis, Toxocariasis, Urban Health
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 03:51
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017 10:45
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2375

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