A retrospective study of ectoparasitosis in patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad, Iran

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This cross-sectional study was performed on all patients suspected to be suffering from ectoparasites who were referred to the parasitology laboratory of Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad during 15 years (April 1995 to April 2010). All patients' data were collected from the questionnaires and then analyzed statistically. From 1814 suspected patients to be suffering from ectoparasites, 375 patients had scabies and, 99 suffer from pediculosis. The mean age of patients was 26/18±17/68. The most common age of scabies was 10-19 (27/7%) and pediculosis 0-9(9/6%) (P value = 0.00). The highest incidence of pediculosis was in women (3.6%) and scabies in men (13.7%) (P value = 0.00). Pediculosis is more common in children (9/9%) and scabies in workers (32%)(P value = 0.00). Scabies and pediculosis were more prevalent in patients from Razavi Khorasan Province with 18.7% and 5%, respectively (P value = 0.08). © 2014 Fariba Berenji et al.

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Berenji, F., Marvi-Moghadam, N., & Naghibozakerin Meibodi, P. (2014). A retrospective study of ectoparasitosis in patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad, Iran. BioMed Research International, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/104018

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