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Taherkhani H, Ansari M, Fallah M, Saba S, Shariat S, Roshandel G. Manifestations of Giardiasis in Hamadan province ofIran in 2006 . Iran J Med Microbiol. 2010; 4 (1 and 2) :87-90
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1- Department of parasitology, School of medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences. Iran
2- Department of internal medicine, School of medicine, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences. Iran
3- Department of parasitology, School of medicine, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences. Iran
4- Department of pediatrics, School of medicine, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences. Iran
5- Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences. Iran , roshandel_md@yahoo.com
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Background and Objectives: Giardiasis has multiple clinical manifestations andits prevalence is relatively high in Hamadan province of Iran. This study was conducted to determine the most frequent clinical sign and symptoms of Giardiasis in Hamadan province of Iran in 2006.
Material and Methods: This was a descriptive cross sectional study. Sixty four patients (26 women and 38 males) found to be infected with Giardia were recruited. Anti-glidin antibody and TTG (Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody) tests were performed to roll out celiac disease. Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis.
Results: Giardiasis was most common in cases aged 16-20 years old (20.3%), in males (59.4%) and in patients with educational status of primary school (31.25%). The most frequent symptom was abdominal pain (42.1%). Bloating and diarrhea with 23.4% and 9.4%, respectively, were the next ones.
Conclusion: We found that the clinical manifestations of giardiasis are similar to other gastrointestinal diseases such as celiac. So giardiasis should be considered as probable diagnosis in patients with gastrointestinal problems.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medical Parasitology
Received: 2013/11/10 | Accepted: 2013/11/10 | ePublished: 2013/11/10

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