Study on Prevalence of Giardia lamblia among Patients Attending Pediatric Hospital in Kirkuk City and Its Effect on Some Hematological Parameters

Lima Tariq Youash Khana, Pakiza Said Fouad, Dena Nail Haddad


In this study we examined 3306 stool samples during the period from January to December 2015 from children attending pediatric hospital  in Kirkuk city to show the prevalence of Giardia lamblia infection and its effect on some hematological parameters including packed cell volume(PCV) and white blood cell count( WBC) count  especially in this period because security conditions in my country and increased the emigrants whom they live in tabernacles which lacking the healthy and hygiene conditions . The results showed that the total infection of Giardia lamblia was 7.1% (235 of 3306). According to the sex, the highest rate of infection occurred in males 4.53% (150 of 3306) while in females was 2.57% (85 0f 3306)  and the rate of infection among males  was 7.53% (155 of 1990)  while the rate of infection among  females was 6.45% (85 of 1316).  There is significant differences appeared between males and females. According to the months, the high rate of infection occurred in October between males 17.5% (35 0f 200).The result showed that the high rate of infection with Giardia lamblia occurred in age group from 1 month to 3 years (120 of 235). Blood tests are done which include packed cell volume( PCV) and white blood cell count. The results show there are significant differences between infected patients and healthy persons, the (PCV) value decreased  and (WBC) count increased between infected and non- infected persons respectively.

Keywords: Giardia lamblia, Prevalence , Hematological parameters, Kirkuk city.

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