Biochemical Estimation of Hemoglobin Livel in protozoan Infected and Treated School Children in Gaza strip - Palestine

Bassam F. Alzain


Two hundred fifty school going children aged (11-17) years old were

examined for intestinal parasites. Forty eight (19.2%) children were infected with

protozoan parasites (Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia intestinalis). Pretreatment

and post-treated blood samples were collected from the same population of the

infected children for the estimation of hemoglobin levels. Hemoglobin was estimated

using Sahli's hemoglobinometer. Giardia infected female children showed statistical

significant difference in the pre and post treatment mean hemoglobin levels. The

higher infection rate of commensally strongly suggests the presence of potentially

infections and a public health problem. This relationship remained after controlling

the range of socio-economic variables. Protozoan infected children were frequently

found to have lower blood hemoglobin concentration than uninfected children, but

this relationship could not be attributed to protozoan infections alone.


الكلمات المفتاحية

Hemoglobin Concentration, School Children, E. histolytic, G. intestinalis

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