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Title: Seroprevalence of toxocariasis in children aged 1-9 years in western Islamic Republic of Iran, 2003
Authors: Fallah, M.
Azimi, A.
Taherkhani, H.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We determined the seroprevalence of Toxocara canis infection in 544 children under 10 years randomly selected from urban and rural areas of Hamadan. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for detection of antibodies to T. canis excretion-secretion antigens. Using a questionnaire, epidemiological factors associated with infection were examined, including age, sex, residence. Antibodies to T. canis were detected in 29 children [5.3%] and 19 children [3.5%] were categorized as borderline positive; thus together this gave a prevalence of toxocariasis of 8.8%. No significant differences were found in terms of sex, age and residence.
Description: 1073-1077
Keywords: Toxocariasis
Questionnaires
Prevalence
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Subject: Toxocariasis
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117349
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1305/13_5_2007_1073_1077.pdf
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