Symptomatic Assessment of Human Giardiasis in Basrah
|Ghazi Yaqoob Al-Emarah1 and Rasah Khalil Al-Saad2*|
|1Dean and Assistant Professor, Parasitology / Veterinary Medicine / University of Basrah. Basrah, Iraq|
|2Lecture, Parasitology / Veterinary Medicine / University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq|
|Corresponding Author :||Rasah Khalil Al-Saad
Lecture, Parasitology/Veterinary Medicine/University of Basrah
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|Received June 13, 2014; Accepted July 14, 2014; Published July 20, 2014|
|Citation: Al-Emarah GY , Al-Saad RK (2014) Symptomatic Assessment of Human Giardiasis in Basrah. J Infect Dis Ther 2:154. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000154|
|Copyright: © 2014 Al-Emarah GY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Background: Giardia was single celled microscopic protozoan parasites that cause enteric disease in human. It was recognized as the most common parasitological cause of diarrhea in human patients and is a major concern to drinking water authorities, as it is a frequently diagnosed waterborne infection.
Aim: To asses symptomatically human giardiasis in Basrah population.
Materials and Methods: This work was conducted from September 2012 to May 2013. A total 1344 stool samples were collected from human cases.
Results: About 405 cases of human giardiasis were diagnosed out from 1344 patients. The percentages of each symptoms are as follow diarrhea 75%; foul smelling greasy stool 31.8%; bloating 22%; abdominal crump 85%; anorexia 6.4%; fever 25%; vomiting 9% and constipation 16%.
Conclusion: Clinical examination data in human showen variety of presentation among symptoms and signs.