E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Investigation of the Distribution of Enterobius vermicularis in Four Primary Schools in Kayseri
1 Erciyes Üniversitesi Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Biyoloji Bölümü  
2 Erciyes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Kayseri, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2004; 28: 24-26

Key Words: Enterobius vermicularis, primary school, Kayseri
Abstract

This investigation was made on a total of 607 students including 307 (50.57%) girls and 300 (49.42%) boys in the Ahmet Eskiyapan primary school in Boztepe, the Vali Saffet Arıkan primary school in Bedük, and the 75. Yıl İMKB primary school, all within Kayseri. We found 16.14% of the students to be infected with Enterobius vermicularis using the cellophane tape method. We also investigated the relationship between schools, gender, age, class, type of housing, source of water in the house, and the number of people living in the house as well as the presence of stomach ache, sleeping difficulties, grinding of teeth, nasal itching, night anxieties, coughing attacks, humming in the ears, enuresis nocturne, anal itching, and inattentiveness with the presence of parasites. None of these were statistically significant. 

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