Investigation of Intestinal Parasites and Ectoparasites in Three Primary School Students in Elaziğ
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P: 139-141
June 2007

Investigation of Intestinal Parasites and Ectoparasites in Three Primary School Students in Elaziğ

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007;31(2):139-141
1. Fırat Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Elazığ
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Received Date: 16.03.2007
Accepted Date: 06.04.2007
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ABSTRACT

The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of intestinal parasites and ectoparasites among the students of three primary schools of different socioeconomic levels in Elaziğ. At first, a total of 448 students who attend different schools were examined for ectoparasites and then stool and cellophane tapes were collected. Intestinal parasites were found in 119 (26%) of the specimens. The most common parasite was Enterobius vermicularis (8%), followed by Entamoeba coli (8%), Ascaris species and Trichuris species (3%). No scabies were detected in the students, and 23 (5%) of the students had lice.

Keywords: Intestinal parasites, ectoparasites, primary school students

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