Ahmad Reza Farsar

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BACKGROUND Celiac disease (CD) may be missed or diagnosed late in children with chronic diarrhea. In this study the authors estimated the frequency of CD among pediatric patients with chronic diarrhea based on serologic and pathologic examinations. METHODS During a 6-year period, all patients with chronic diarrhea of more than 6 weeks referred to the(More)
To determine vitamin A status using conjunctival impression cytology (CIC) in children aged 2-5 years, we assessed 1257 randomly selected children in urban and rural areas of Tehran. History of using supplemental vitamin A, respiratory or diarrhoeal infection in the previous 6 months, residential location, parents' education, family economic status, and(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to report the epidemiological features of HBV & HCV infection in an Iranian high risk population. BACKGROUND Hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections are worldwide serious public health problems. Iran has an intermediate prevalence of infection and a screening program was started in 2010 among high risk individuals. PATIENTS(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to examine scale and scope of the reproductive health among socially-vulnerable women. The study was aimed at testing the hypothesis that as compared to general population, reproductive health is poorer among socially-vulnerable women. METHODS We enrolled 100 cases and 203 controls conducted from January 2010 to January 2011.(More)
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