Gh H Edrissian

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A total of 1,779 persons from the Caspian Sea area, Iran, were serologically examined by the indirect fluorescent antibody technique for Toxoplasma antibodies. 55.7% were positive with titres of 1:20 or higher. No significant difference was demonstrated between the sexes. The highest antibody level as well as a high geometric mean of reciprocal titres were(More)
Using direct agglutination tests, a survey of visceral leishmaniasis was carried out among children and adults from 13 villages and from nomadic tribes in Bushehr province during 1998-99. Of the 1496 plasma samples, the overall seropositive rate (titres > or = 1:3200) was 3.4%. Almost all cases (94.1%) were in children under 10 years old. Eighteen patients(More)
A total of 3,370 plasma samples, collected from residents of three mountainous regions, located in Azerbaijan and Khuzestan provinces, north-west and south-west Iran, were tested for Toxoplasma antibodies by the indirect fluorescent antibody technique. The over-all sero-positive rate was 12.8%, with a general increase in positivity with increasing age. The(More)
The microplate method of an ELISA was modified for identification of human blood meals from 5,325 engorged mosquitoes belonging to 12 species of Anopheles captured in 19 provinces of Iran. Four hundred and four (7.5%) specimens reacted with the ELISA anti-human alkaline phosphatase conjugate. The human blood index in nine species of Anopheles varied from(More)
During the last decade, kala-azar, which used to be a sporadic disease, became endemic in parts of East-Azerbaijan province in north-west Iran. Many of the 1051 cases observed between 1985 and 1990 were in the district of Meshkin-Shahr (800 cases). The diagnosis was based on symptoms and signs of the disease plus a positive serological test (indirect(More)
Studies of drug resistance of Plasmodium falciparum cases from SE Iran were carried out in vivo and in vitro during 1990-91. In a study of 26 chloroquine-resistant infections, using amodiaquine (25 mg kg-1 over 3 days), followed by two-thirds of the standard dose of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine, six cases were resistant at the RI(3) and RII(3) levels. An(More)
Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis, primarily an infection of desert rodents, is an important endemic disease in some parts of Iran. In spite of reporting Leishmania infection in Nesokia indica microscopically, its role remains unclear in Iran. We report the first natural infection by Leishmania turanica in a wild-caught N. indica in the west part of Iran,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to evaluate the relapse risk of vivax malaria in patients who received radical treatment in Hormozgan Province, a malarious area located on southeast of Iran. METHODS A total of 95 symptomatic vivax malaria infected patients were enrolled in urban health centers of Bandar-Abbas, Minab, Bandar-Jask and Bashagard districts of(More)