Volume 57, Issue 3 (8 1999)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1999, 57(3): 48-51 | Back to browse issues page

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Alavi Naeeni S, Davary F. The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and the effect of medical treatment in children 2-5 years old. Tehran Univ Med J 1999; 57 (3) :48-51
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Intestinal parasitic infections are found all over the world. With all the progresses made in the last decades which have resulted in reduction of infection and mortality, yet parasitic infections are one of the biggest public health problems in the developing countries. In this research children 2-5 years old of Saveh city were randomly chosen. Intestinal parasitic infections and the effect of medical treatment on the infected cases were assessed. In order to treat the infected cases. Iranian generic drugs were used in which for Giardia infection Metronidazole 87.5% and furazolidone (66.7%) were proved effective. Metronidazole in treatment of Entamoeba histolytica infection (88.2%) and Metronidazole+Paramomycin proved 100% effective. In treatment of children infected with Oxyuris, the two drugs, Metronidazole and Pyrvinium Pamoate were almost 100% effective. Metronidazole in Ascaris infection was about 88.9% effective. Niclosamide in treatment of Hymenolepis nana (100%) and in Tenia saginata were 75% effective. Reinfection after three months in treated children was about 20.9% which was the most prevalent intestinal parasitic infection related to Oxyuris. The successfully treated group had higher average body weight compared to the control group.
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