Effect of Entrobius vermicularis infection on blood parameters of children in different ages


  • Buraq Mhmood Shakir, Haytham Mohammed ALawadi


Entrobius vermicularis, Oxyuris vermicularis, Blood parameters


The current study was conducted during the period 1/10/2021 to 26/12/2021 by using 120 children (60 males and 60 female) from patient where visited AL-Najaf AL-Ashraf province hospitals (AL-Sadr and AL-Zahraa). The child's age from 4 – 12 years and the infection diagnosis was detected by Scotland tape. Samples were collected 5 ml from vein by using disposable syringes to do hematological tests (Hb, WBC, RBC, T.P and PCV). Results showed a significant difference (P≤0.01) among children were infected by pinworms according age, the highest number was recorded in children with 5-10 years old while the less number was in children with more than 10 years old. Results showed a significant effect of pinworms infection on total protein content in blood, the total protein differ significantly (P≤ 0.05) in infected children with less than five years old (6.89 g/dl) compared with control (7.45 g/dl). Hemoglobin content differed significantly (P≤0.01) between infected and non-infected group, the blood content of hemoglobin was 10.91g/dl in control group compared with 8.87g/dl in infected group in children with less than five years of old. In children with 5-10 years of old, the hemoglobin content was 11.27 g/dl in control group while it was 8.51g/dl in infected group. Red blood cells differed significantly (P≤ 0.01) in children with more than 10 years old namely, 4.96 and 4.10 106/mm3   in control and infected group respectively