Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2018)
Impact of human intestinal parasitic infection on people of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Ashok Kumar Sah, Suresh Jaiswal and M Vijayasimha
Intestinal parasites are important causes of health problem worldwide. Although they affect patients of unhygienic, and malnourishment and incapacitation due to their actions particularly in children as compared to adults is significant. This study was designed to find out the distribution of intestinal parasites in different places of Dehradun. Among the 759 patients carried for stool examination for detection of the intestinal parasites in which 375(49.4%) were female and 384(50.6%) were male. Out of 759 samples collected, 264 samples were positive. In this study, age groups classified as less than 20 years were 316 (41.6%), age groups 20-50 were 400 (52.7%) and age group more than 50 were 43 (5.7%) out of which (34.8%) were positive and (65.2%) were negative. Distribution of parasites were as Ancylostoma duodenale 6(0.8%), Ascaris lumbricoides 50(6.58%), Entamoeba histolytica 52(6.9%), Giardia lamblia 81(10.7%), Hymenolepis nana 22(2.9%), Strongyloids stercoralis 16(2.1%), Taenia species 18(2.4%) and Trichuris trichuria 19(2.5%). This parasitic infection could have avoided by improving awareness, health education and hygiene practices. However, the examination of personal hygiene, as well as routine medical examination and treatment, is strongly recommended in these areas to control these parasites.
How to cite this article:
Ashok Kumar Sah, Suresh Jaiswal, M Vijayasimha. Impact of human intestinal parasitic infection on people of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(9):343-347.