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Volume 17, Issue 9

Volume 17, Issue 9, Summer 2006, Page 1-16


Effects of Sex and Length of Cyprinus carpio from Lesser Zab River in Northern Iraq, and Seasonal Variations on the Infection with some Parasites

Furhan T. Mhaisen; Shamall M. Abdullah

Rafidain Journal of Science, Volume 17, Issue 9, Pages 1-9

A total 300 fishes belonging to Cyprinus carpio were collected from the lesser Zab river near alton- kupri town, south of arbil city in northern Iraq, during the period from November 2000 until the end of October 2001. Fishes were infected with the monogenetic trematode Dactylogyrus minutus, the cestode Bothriocephalus acheilognathi and larval stage of the nematode Contracaecum sp.. no significant differences were noted in the infection of male and female fishes with these Parasites.
The infection with D. minutus was decreased with the increase of fish length, while the infection with Contracaecum sp. was increased, but the infection with B. acheilognathi was not affected with fish length groups. The infection with these three parasites showed monthly fluctuations. Generally, it was high during spring and summer and low during autumn and winter.

Lipid Peroxidation and some Haematological Changes in Entamoeba histolytica patients

Ismail S. Al; Kakey

Rafidain Journal of Science, Volume 17, Issue 9, Pages 10-16

Hospital based study was conducted on 57 patients of AL-Zahrawy hospital returners in Mosul city, to investigate the role of intestinal protozoan patients Entamoeba histolytica infection in lipid peroxidation and some haematological parameters in human.
The results revealed that plasma malondialdehyde (MDA) level (µmole/l.) was significanty higher in patients both females and males (5.322 ± 0.478,4.157 ±0.495) respectively, as compared with its level in healthy females (2.266 ±0.215) and male (2.037 ±0.288). while the glutathione (GSH) level (µmole/l.)in plasma was significantly decreased in patients both in females and males(5.599 ±0.561,7.942 ±0.495) respectively, as compared with its level in healthy females (12.526 ±1.445) and males(14.363 ±1.321). hemoglobin content (g/dl.) of patients was significantly decreased both in females and males (9.329 ±1.137 ,11.955 ±1.214) respectively, as compared with healthy females (10.664 ± 2.66) and males (15.096 ±1.836), also the packed cell volume was decreased in patients both females and males (27.926 ±2.73 , 30.233 ±2.88) respectively, as compared with healthy females (30.05±2.075) and males (46.55±3.179).
In conclusion, Entamoeba histolytica infection resulted in high plasma MDA level and low GSH level beside anemia.