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IJHSR. 2016; 6(1): 154-157


Parasitic Infection: A Prevalence Study at a Tertiary Care Hospital.

Anil Kumar, Deepesh Kumar, Sujeet Kumar.

Abstract
Background: Intestinal parasitic infection has been described as constituting the greatest single worldwide cause of illness and disease.
Aims: The aim of this study is to get a Current status about the existence of Parasites and their prevalence in our area.
Material and Methods: A total of 1638 stool samples were examined for protozoa and helminthes infection by routine microscopy.
Results: In the study, prevalence of Intestinal parasitic infection is 9.21 %. There are eight different type of parasite detected.
Conclusion: Protozoan infection is more common than helminthic infection. It is an important public health problem. So it is need to develop effective diagnostic, prevention and control strategies including health education and environmental hygiene.

Key words: Prevalence, Parasitic infection, a retrospective study.



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