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dc.contributor.authorF. Partovi
dc.contributor.authorG. Khalili
dc.contributor.authorA. Kariminia
dc.contributor.authorH. Mahmoudzadeh-Niknam
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T09:11:15Z
dc.date.available2017-09-18T09:11:15Z
dc.date.issued2007-03-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://dsp.sbmu.ac.ir/xmlui/handle/123456789/57435
dc.description.abstractBackground: The association between helminthic parasitic infection and cognitive function has long been recognized, however there are few reports about Giordia lamblia infection. This paper describes a study about the effect of G. lamblia infection on the cognitive function. Methods: One hundred thirty two children infected with G. lamblia from Robat Karim south of western Tehran, Iran were compared with 150 children without any parasitic infection. These two groups were identical in socioeconomic and nutritional status. Cognitive function was assessed using, three tests from Wechsler Intelligence Scale for children and one subset of the Clinical Evolution of Language Function. Results: Comparison of two groups revealed that uninfected children improved significantly more than children who had G. lamblia infection in the tests of Fluency (P < 0.02) and Digit-span Forwards/ Backwards (P < 0.004). Conclusion: Regular stool examination is suggested in areas with low hygienic conditions, since G. lamblia, infection might be present without any clinical manifestation.
dc.sourceIranian Journal of Public Health
dc.subjectCognition
dc.subjectGiardia lamblia
dc.subjectGiardiasis
dc.subjectIran
dc.subjectSchool children
dc.titleEffect of Giardia lamblia infection on the cognitive function of school children
dc.journal.volume36
dc.journal.issue1
dc.journal.pages73-78
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dc.contributor.citation16064466500|60018934|F. Partovi
dc.contributor.citation6506947877|60005548|G. Khalili
dc.contributor.citation16637220800|60005548|A. Kariminia
dc.contributor.citation6507436956|60005548|H. Mahmoudzadeh-Niknam
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