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Intestinal parasites among presumably healthy individuals in Lebanon

Show simple item record Saab B.R. Musharrafieh U. Nassar N.T. Khogali M. Araj G.F.
dc.contributor.editor Jan-2004 2017-10-05T15:59:19Z 2017-10-05T15:59:19Z 2004
dc.identifier.issn 03795284
dc.description.abstract Objective: To determine the prevalence period of intestinal parasites among presumably healthy subjects in Lebanon. Methods: One stool specimen from 2634 presumably healthy Lebanese subjects, mean age 32.1 years with a range of 14-71 years, resident of different areas in Lebanon was examined for the presence of parasites. The analysis took place in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, over 25-months between 1995-1997. Results: The prevalence of intestinal parasites was 12.4percent. The most common parasites identified were Escherichia coli (3.8percent), Giardia lamblia (3.1percent) and Entamoeba histolytica (2.3percent). Conclusion: The data presented shows the need to improve hygienic conditions to contain the problem of intestinal infections with parasites in Lebanon.
dc.format.extent Pages: (34-37)
dc.language English
dc.publisher RIYADH
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Saudi Medical Journal; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 25; no. 1; Pages: (34-37);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Intestinal parasites among presumably healthy individuals in Lebanon
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Saab, B.R., Department of Family Medicine, American Univ. of Beirut Med. Center, PO Box 113, 6044 Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Musharrafieh, U., Department of Family Medicine, American Univ. of Beirut Med. Center, PO Box 113, 6044 Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Nassar, N.T., Department of Internal Medicine, American Univ. of Beirut Med. Center, PO Box 113, 6044 Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Khogali, M., Department of Family Medicine, American Univ. of Beirut Med. Center, PO Box 113, 6044 Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Araj, G.F., Dept. of Pathology-Lab. Medicine, American Univ. of Beirut Med. Center, PO Box 113, 6044 Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Saab, B.R.; Department of Family Medicine, American Univ. of Beirut Med. Center, PO Box 113, 6044 Beirut, Lebanon; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut Medical Center; Faculty: Faculty of Medicine; Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.authorInitials Saab, BR
dc.contributor.authorInitials Musharrafieh, U
dc.contributor.authorInitials Nassar, NT
dc.contributor.authorInitials Khogali, M
dc.contributor.authorInitials Araj, GF
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Saab, BR (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Med Ctr, Dept Family Med, POB 113, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut Medical Center
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dc.description.citedTotWOSCount 12
dc.description.citedWOSCount 9
dc.format.extentCount 4
dc.identifier.coden SAMJD
dc.identifier.pubmedID 14758375
dc.identifier.scopusID 1342268308
dc.publisher.address ARMED FORCES HOSPITAL, PO BOX 7897,, RIYADH 11159, SAUDI ARABIA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Saudi Med. J.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Saudi Medical Journal
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Saudi Med. J.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 25
dc.source.ID WOS:000189278600007
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherIndex adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex adult
dc.subject.otherIndex article
dc.subject.otherIndex clinical laboratory
dc.subject.otherIndex controlled study
dc.subject.otherIndex Entamoeba histolytica
dc.subject.otherIndex Escherichia coli
dc.subject.otherIndex feces analysis
dc.subject.otherIndex female
dc.subject.otherIndex Giardia lamblia
dc.subject.otherIndex health survey
dc.subject.otherIndex human
dc.subject.otherIndex hygiene
dc.subject.otherIndex intestine infection
dc.subject.otherIndex intestine parasite
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex major clinical study
dc.subject.otherIndex male
dc.subject.otherIndex microbiology
dc.subject.otherIndex prevalence
dc.subject.otherIndex Adolescent
dc.subject.otherIndex Adult
dc.subject.otherIndex Age Distribution
dc.subject.otherIndex Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Animals
dc.subject.otherIndex Feces
dc.subject.otherIndex Female
dc.subject.otherIndex Health Surveys
dc.subject.otherIndex Helminthiasis
dc.subject.otherIndex Humans
dc.subject.otherIndex Incidence
dc.subject.otherIndex Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
dc.subject.otherIndex Lebanon
dc.subject.otherIndex Male
dc.subject.otherIndex Middle Aged
dc.subject.otherIndex Parasites
dc.subject.otherIndex Predictive Value of Tests
dc.subject.otherIndex Protozoan Infections
dc.subject.otherIndex Reference Values
dc.subject.otherIndex Risk Assessment
dc.subject.otherIndex Sex Distribution
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus PREVALENCE
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus CHILDREN
dc.subject.otherWOS Medicine, General and Internal

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