Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica in district Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Aurang Zeb, Asma Waheed Qureshi, Luqman Khan, Abu Mansoor, Sami Ullah and Muhammad Irfan
Entamoeba histolytica is widely prevalent in all over the world due to poor hygienic condition, and eating habits. The aim of our study was to estimate the prevalence ratio of E. histolytica among the patients in the District Headquarter Hospital Dagger Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A total of three hundred and sixteen faecal samples were analyzed for the presence of Entamoeba histolytica eggs by direct microscopy. Out of 316 patients, 73 were infected with Entamoeba histolytica. The overall prevalence of E. histolytica was 23.1%. Females were more susceptible (23.6%) than males (22.7%). Age wise data was highest in the age group between 6 to 10 years (33.8%) and lowest in 30 and above years (15.3%). In month wise, the higher prevalence was observed in July (27.6%) and lower was seen in February (16.9%).
Aurang Zeb, Asma Waheed Qureshi, Luqman Khan, Abu Mansoor, Sami Ullah, Muhammad Irfan. Prevalence of Entamoeba histolytica in district Buner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):185-188.