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prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among asian female house keepers in abha district, saudi arabia.a group of 5,518 female asian house keepers working in abha district of saudi arabia was examined (1990 through 1992) to determine the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections. they came from indonesia, sri lanka, philippines and thailand. fresh stool specimens were obtained in special containers and examined by light microscopy of wet smears in normal saline and lugoll's iodine solution within one hour of collection. the study revealed an overall prevalence of 46.5% which was higher than t ...19958525400
the relationship of water sources and other determinants to prevalence of intestinal protozoal infections in a rural community of saudi arabia.a study was carried out in a rural area of asir region in southwest of saudi arabia where information on the types of domestic water supply and sociodemography in relation to intestinal protozoal infections were obtained from 1417 inhabitants (81.4% of the total) of nine villages. stool samples were collected from the study population and examined for intestinal parasites. overall, the prevalence rates of infection with the common water-borne parasites, giardia lamblia and entamoeba histolytica ...19958550870
zoonotic parasite infections of the arabian sacred baboon papio hamadryas arabicus thomas in asir province, saudi arabia.evidence of zoonotic parasite infection was recorded in the faeces of the arabian sacred baboon in human populated residential and non-residential areas in asir, southwestern saudi arabia. cysts of giardia intestinalis and entamoeba histolytica, and ova of hymenolepis nana, enterobius vermicularis, ascaris sp., trichuris sp., and a hookworm were encountered in 45 (about 39%) of 115 faecal samples examined. a higher rate of infection was observed in the residential areas. most of the parasites re ...19883232917
giardiasis and amoebiasis infections in three saudi closed communities.two hundred and eighteen residents (131 healthy and 87 mentally or physically retarded) of a children's nursery, a foster house and a rehabilitation centre for the handicapped in abha, southwestern saudi arabia, were examined for intestinal parasitism. about 30% of the population of the three communities were found to harbour asymptomatic infections with either giardia lamblia and/or entamoeba spp. giardia cysts were identified in 19.3% of those examined. entamoeba histolytica was found in 18.4% ...19911995937
parasitic infections and haemoglobin level among school children of different socioeconomic classes in abha, saudi arabia.a total of 717 school children from abha region, from upper, middle and lower social classes (182, 405 & 130 respectively), were examined for parasitic infections and haemoglobin level. giardia lamblia was found to be the most common intestinal parasite among children of all classes, entamoeba histolytica followed among children of middle class, and hymenolepis nana among those of lower one. anaemia was more prevalent among parasitically infected children particularly the multi-infected ones of ...19902332665
intestinal parasitic infections in schoolchildren of abha (asir), saudi arabia.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 r ...19911671621
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