Study of Some Parameter in Men Infected With Entamoeba Histolytica in Al-Najaf Al-Ashraf Province

Abstract

The study was conducted on 60 out patients and 30 healthy men to determine the influences of infected with Entamoeba histolytica on levels of iron, melatonin and prolactin in men infected with E. histolytica in compared with healthy group. Who have visited Al-Sadder medical city and Al-Hakeem Hospital in Al- Najaf Province during the period from January till August 2012. Diagnosis infection with this parasite by using the wet amount microscope for stool from patients. The results showed significant decrease (P<0.05) in iron and ferritin in E. histolytica infection patients in compared to control group. Furthermore the results showed serum melatonin and prolactin were significant increased (P< 0.05) in E. histolytica infection patients in compared to control group.