Intestinal parasitic infections in schoolchildren of Abha (Asir), Saudi Arabia.

  title={Intestinal parasitic infections in schoolchildren of Abha (Asir), Saudi Arabia.},
  author={Moh'd S Omar and H A Abu-Zeid and Ahmed A Mahfouz},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={48 3},
Stool specimens from 1282 children between the age of 5 and 13 years attending 10 primary schools for boys in the city of Abha, southwestern Saudi Arabia, were examined for the presence of intestinal parasites. Of these, 313, (24.4%) were found infected with one or more species of 11 intestinal protozoa and helminths. The most common pathogenic protozoa being Giardia lamblia (10.9%) followed by Entamoeba histolytica (4.1%). The nonpathogenic protozoan, Entamoeba coli had the highest prevalence… CONTINUE READING


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