2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Diagnostic study of parasites of the urinary tract infection in Nineveh governorate
Author(s): FM Murad and RN Hamoo
Abstract: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most widespread diseases in the world, it occurs as a result of one of the pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, as well as parasites. During this study, 305 urine samples were collected for UTI patients from hospitals and private laboratories and people suffering from UTIs from Nineveh Governorate. After conducting the examination, 27 cases of parasitic infection were recorded, at a rate of 8.90%. Among these diagnosed parasites are Trichomonas vaginalis with a percentage of 25.92%, Giardia lamblia (14.81%), Chilomastix mesnili (22.2%), Entamoeba histolytica, Enterobius vermicularis and Ascaris lumbricoids with a percentage of (7.4%), while the parasites Schistosoma mansoni, H. nana, Entamoeba coli and Taenia saginata got a percentage of 3.70%. As for the results categorized by gender, it was found that the infection rate among females was the highest among males, which amounted to 11.33%, compared to 3.92% for males, and comparing the infection rate according to age groups, the largest number of injuries was recorded in the age group (26-30) years, with a rate of 22.22%, it was noted that parasitic infections were concentrated in the poorest segment, reaching a rate of 11.03%. It was also noted that there was a significant correlation between parasitic infection and the quality of drinking water, as the highest rate of infection for users of drinking water was recorded, and it was at a rate of 9.42%, by studying the relationship of those infected with animals, it was found that the highest injuries were recorded among animal breeders, which amounted to 9%.
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FM Murad, RN Hamoo. Diagnostic study of parasites of the urinary tract infection in Nineveh governorate. J Adv Microbiol Res 2022;3(2):17-24. DOI: 10.22271/micro.2022.v3.i2a.42