Effects of giardiasis on school success, weight and height indices of primary school children in Turkey

Celiksoz A., Acioz M., Degerli S. , Cinar Z., Elaldi N. , Erandac M.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, cilt.47, ss.567-571, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2005.02110.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.567-571


Background: Giardia intestinalis, the most common parasite in the world, causes several adverse effects on school children, with the prevalence rate ranging between 7.3% and 28% (mean 13.8%) in Turkey. The aim of the present study was to investigate possible adverse effects of G. intestinalis on success at school, and the mean weight and height of primary school children in Sivas, Turkey.