Intestinal parasitic infection effect on some blood components


  • Hanaa Daaj Khalaf Al-Mozan Biology Department, Science College, Thi-Qar University
  • Yahya Tomaa Daoud Biology Department, Science for Women College, Baghdad University
  • Khalid Majeed Dakhil Technical Institute in Nassiriyah


Objectives To know the effect of intestinal parasitic infection on the differential count of white blood cells and sex factor effect on some blood criteria.
Methods The fecal samples were examined by direct and indirect methods. Blood samples were withdrawn for the testing of the differential count of white blood cells, Hb, PCV, T.WBC and numbers of eosinophils.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 differences 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 difference appeared at the six-factor effect on the number of eosinophils was calculated by using the statistical analysis (χ2) in level P < 0.05.
Conclusion E. histolytica is the most common parasite. AL-Jibaish district suffers from a lack of services. There is no effect on the sex factor on blood criteria. Each one parasite has a different effect on blood components.
Keywords intestinal parasites, white blood cells, Entamoeba histolytica, haemoglobin




How to Cite

Al-Mozan, H. D. K., Daoud, Y. T., & Dakhil, K. M. (2017). Intestinal parasitic infection effect on some blood components. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 3(9), 159–162. Retrieved from