Clinical Manifestations Of Giardiasis In Iran
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Context: Giardiasis has multiple clinical manifestations and its prevalence is relatively high in the Hamadan province of Iran.
Aims: This study was conducted to determine the most frequent clinical signs and symptoms of Giardiasis in the Hamadan province of Iran in 2006.
Setting and Design: This was a descriptive cross sectional study.
Methods and Material: Sixty four patients infected with Giardia were recruited. Anti-glidin anti-body and TTG tests were done to rule out celiac disease.
Statistical Analysis Used: The data was entered into a computer and chi-square test was used for statistical analysis.
Results: Out of total 64 cases, 26 were females. Giardiasis was most common in cases aged 16-20 years old (20.3%), in males (59.4%) and in patients with the educational status of primary school (31.25%). The most frequent symptom was abdominal pain (42.1%).
Conclusion: We found that the clinical manifestations of Giardiasis are similar to that of other gastrointestinal diseases such as celiac. So Giardiasis should be considered as the most probable diagnosis in patients with gastrointestinal problems.