Intestinal parasitic infection eï¬€ect on some blood components
Objectives To know the eï¬€ect of intestinal parasitic infection on the diï¬€erential count of white blood cells and sex factor eï¬€ect on some blood criteria.
Methods The fecal samples were examined by direct and indirect methods. Blood samples were withdrawn for the testing of the diï¬€erential count of white blood cells, Hb, PCV, T.WBC and numbers of eosinophils.
Results The results showed that AL-Jibaish General Hospital was the highest with parasitic infection (50.4%) in comparison with other hospitals. A high percentage (30%) of Entamoeba histolytica was formed. When compared with the percentage of each parasite under study between those hospitals, Entamoeba histolytica appeared with 12% in AL-Shatra and 46.6% in AL-Jibaish. There were signifcant diï¬€erences between the parasite types in the percent of lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes and eosinophils. It ranged from increase and decrease according to parasite type. The signifcant diï¬€erence appeared at the six-factor eï¬€ect on the number of eosinophils was calculated by using the statistical analysis (Ï‡2) in level P < 0.05.
Conclusion E. histolytica is the most common parasite. AL-Jibaish district suï¬€ers from a lack of services. There is no eï¬€ect on the sex factor on blood criteria. Each one parasite has a diï¬€erent eï¬€ect on blood components.
Keywords intestinal parasites, white blood cells, Entamoeba histolytica, haemoglobin