Trichostrongylus colubriformis: Possible Most Common Cause of Human Infection in Mazandaran Province, North of Iran



Background: Infection with Trichostrongylus spp. is common among human and herbivorous in most parts of Iran, especially in southern and northern ar-eas. The aim of present study was to identify Trichostrongylus spp. among hu-man population using excreted egg specimens, by the molecular method, in Mazandaran Province, northern Iran.

Methods:Overall, 33 positive fecal specimens were randomly sampled and examined. PCR amplification of ITS2-rDNA region was performed on the isolated egg and then a restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) profile was considered to discriminate of Trichostrongylus spp.

Results:A total of 33 positive fecal specimens, 29(78.9%), 4(12.1%) were found T. colubriformis and T. axei respectively. Our data appear the molecular evidence of both human T. colubriformis and T. axei infections in North of Iran.

Conclusion:T. colubriformis was the probable most common zoonotic species caus-ing human trichostrongylosis infection in the area

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Gholami S, Babamahmoodi F, Abedian R, Sharif M, Shahbazi A, Pagheh A, Fakhar M. Trichostrongylus colubriformis: Possible Most Common Cause of Human Infection in Mazandaran Province, North of Iran. Iran J Parasitol. 1;10(1):110-115.