Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Repository of Research and Investigative Information

Ilam University of Medical Sciences

Prevalence of Toxocara spp. eggs in soil of public areas in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Wed May 29 11:42:10 2024

(2018) Prevalence of Toxocara spp. eggs in soil of public areas in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alexandria Journal of Medicine. pp. 97-101. ISSN 2090-5068

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://apps.webofknowledge.com/InboundService.do?F...

Abstract

Toxocariasis is a zoonotic and widespread infection which manifest as a spectrum of syndromes in humans such as visceral, neural, ocular, covert and asymptomatic. Herein we aimed to design a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of Toxocara spp. eggs in soil depositories in Iran. English (PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Science Direct, EBSCO, and Ovid) and Persian (Scientific Information Database and Magiran) databases were explored. This review resulted in a total of 14 publications meeting the inclusion criteria during January 2000-November 2016. Altogether, 3031 soil samples were examined among which 470 were positive in terms of Toxocara spp. The weighted overall prevalence of Toxocara spp. in soil samples was 16 (95 CI = 11-21), and Tehran and Qazvin provinces had the highest and lowest prevalence rates, respectively. Metar-egression analysis showed that the correlation between prevalence of Toxocara eggs in soil with sample size (P = 0.45) and year of study (P = 0.42) were not statistically significant. Further studies are highly recommended to enlighten different aspects of toxocariasis in Iran. (C) 2017 Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Maleki, B.UNSPECIFIED
Khorshidi, A.UNSPECIFIED
Gorgipour, M.UNSPECIFIED
Mirzapour, A.UNSPECIFIED
Majidiani, H.UNSPECIFIED
Foroutan, M.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Toxocara Prevalence Iran Systematic review Meta-analysis united-states parasitic infections ascarid infections contamination canis parks dogs epidemiology cats risk General & Internal Medicine
Divisions:
Page Range: pp. 97-101
Journal or Publication Title: Alexandria Journal of Medicine
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 54
Number: 2
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajme.2017.06.001
ISSN: 2090-5068
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/80

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item