Document Type : Original Article
Department of Medical parasitology and Medical entomology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan
Ahfad University for Women
Background: Intestinal protozoan infections are common among children. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba coli infection associated with risk factors in Khartoum state. Methods: This was cross section study conducted in Khartoum state (Om Elhessin center) included300 individual form different age groups of both male and females, stool samples were collected and analyzed according to the standard methods. Results: The prevalence of Giardia lamblia was highest 50% compared with Entamoeba histolytica 26% and Entamoeba coli 23%, the highest prevalence in age groups 5-15 years i.e., 43%, 15-25 years 32% and above than 25 years 25%, the rate of infection was highest among illiterates 46%, primary education 41% and lowest in secondary education 13%. The results showed that males were 68.4% higher than female which constituted 31.6%. Conclusion: The overall prevalence of intestinal protozoa (Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Entamoeba coli) in this study 40%, where the infection it highest among age group 5-15years, males were higher than females and the rate of infection is most frequency among illiterates.