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Seroepidemiological Study of Human Hydatidosis in Meshkinshahr District, Ardabil Province, Iran

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(2011) Seroepidemiological Study of Human Hydatidosis in Meshkinshahr District, Ardabil Province, Iran. Iranian Journal of Parasitology. pp. 19-25. ISSN 1735-7020

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Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to conduct a sero-epidemiological survey in Meshkinshahr, Ardabil Province, northwestern Iran to detect the rate of hydatidosis in the city and nearby villages. Literature shows that no such study has been conducted so far. Methods: Overall, 670 serum samples were collected from 194 males and 476 females from patients referred to different health centers of the region. All patients filled out a questionnaire and an informed consent. Sera were analyzed using indirect-ELISA test. Ten mu g/ml antigens (Antigen B derived from hydatid cyst fluid), serum dilutions of 1:500 and conjugate anti-human coombs with 1:10000 dilutions were utilized to perform the test. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS software ver. 11.5. Results: The seroprevalence of human hydatidosis was 1.79 by ELISA test in the region. This rate for females was 1.68 and males 2.6, respectively. There was no significant difference as regards all factors studied and the seropositivity. According to job, farmers and ranchmen had the highest rate of infection as 3.17. The sero-prevalence of infection was 2.6 in illiterate people which showed the highest rate. As regards residency, urban life showed no significant difference with rural life (1.1 vs. 2.58). Age group of 69-90 yr old, with 4.62 as prevalence had the highest rate of positivity. Conclusion: Obtained sero-prevalence of hydatidosis shows more or less a resemblance to other cities of Iran, although due to the specific condition of the city we expected more rate of sero-positivity.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Heidari, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Mohebali, M.UNSPECIFIED
Zarei, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Aryayipour, M.UNSPECIFIED
Eshraghian, M. R.UNSPECIFIED
Kia, E. B.UNSPECIFIED
Shodajei, S.UNSPECIFIED
Abdi, J.UNSPECIFIED
Rakhshanpour, A.UNSPECIFIED
Rokni, M. B.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Seroepidemiology Human hydatidosis ELISA Iran cystic echinococcosis Parasitology
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Page Range: pp. 19-25
Journal or Publication Title: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 6
Number: 3
ISSN: 1735-7020
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/837

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