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Comparison of Hematimetric Findings between Healthy Children and Children with Giardia Parasite

Introduction: A common agent that is transformed by contaminated water and food is Giardia lamblia. It is an agent with high prevalences in many developing countries. In this study, we presented comparison of Hematological aspects: children with Giardiasis and Healthy.

Materials and Methods: The study was performed between 30 children with Giardiasis and 30 children of control group. Age renge of children was 3 to 10 years. They were children without any history of Giardiasis and children with symptomatic Giardiasis. Finally, the data related to hematological examinations was analyzed using SPSS version 19 statistical software. Chi-square test was used for data analysis of qualitative variables, and values were compared using independent T- test and Mann- Whitneyexact Test.

Results: RBC levels (P<0.001) and hematocrit (P<0.001) were high significantly in children with chronic disease towards controls. There was no significant difference in hemoglobin, MCV, lymphocytes, MCH, leukocytes and platelets levels between the two groups. Differences were observed significant at P-values of less than 0.05. The levels of MCHC (P=0.027) and neutrophils (P=0.035) decreased significantly in children with chronic Giardiasis compared to healthy controls.

Conclusion: MCHC and neutrophils indicated a low level in children with chronic Giardiasis towards controls. RBC and hematocrit levels were high in children with chronic disease compared to controls.

Author(s): Ali Fattahi Bafghi, Moulood Taje Gardoon and Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi

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