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Epidemiologic study of clinical and laboratory manifestation of chronic arsenic poisoning in shahid abad village, Qazvin province in 2015

Mojdehipanah, Hosein and Kazemifar, Amirmohammad and Arami, Maryam (2017) Epidemiologic study of clinical and laboratory manifestation of chronic arsenic poisoning in shahid abad village, Qazvin province in 2015. Masters thesis, qazvin university of medical sciences ,qazvin,iran.

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Epidemiologic study of clinical and laboratory manifestation of chronic arsenic poisoning in shahid abad village, Qazvin province in 2015 Supervisor’s: Mojdehipanah H. MD Advisor’s: Kazemifar A.M. MD Author: Arami M. MD Introduction: Drinking water is the most important cause of poisoning in the world. Iran is one of the contries with arsenic-contaminated water upper, limit of normal. Therefore, we decided to determine the effects of chronic arsenic poisoning on demographic, clinical and laboratory features of people in shahid abad village, Qazvin province. Materials & Methods: This descriptive-sectional study carried out on all people who were resided in shahid abad village, Qazvin province in 2015. All of them were evaluated in terms of demographic features, blood pressure, diabetes, dermatologic and neurologic lesions, fasting blood sugar, triglyceride, cholestrol, LDL and LDH. People with exclusion criteria were excluded from study. The data were analyzed by SPSS software and descriptive statistics. Results: Out of 200 subjects, 139 (69.5%) female and 61 (30.5%) male), 44 (22%) people had arsenic poisoning and 156 (78%) subjects had no arsenic poisoning. The mean age of them was 48.9± 16.6 years. The mean age and duration of residence in the region in arsenic poisoning group were more than no arsenic poisoning group, significantly. Sex, waist, blood pressure, diabetes, dermatologic and neurologic lesions, fasting blood sugar, triglyceride, cholestrol, LDL and HDL had no significant differences between two groups. Conclusion: This study showed that, althogh there were no significant defferences between two groups in terms of clinical, laboratory, EMG and NCV findings but the prevalence of 22% of poisoning with arsenic in selected population reveals the necessity of screening, preventive measures and appropriate treatments in people exposed to arsenic contamination. Keywords: Arsenic; Arsenate, Poisoning, Prevalence, Complications

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: University Thesis > Faculty of Medicine > Internal medicine
Depositing User: Medicine School Students
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2017 04:33
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 04:33
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6838

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