Abu-Sarea, E. Y., R. R. FAROUK, M. A. M. ISMAEL, M. S. SHEEMY, D. M. Ahmed, S. A. SENOSY, and M. A. Ghieth, "GIARDIASIS, HELICOBACTER PYLORI AND SERUM LEVELS OF SOME MICRONUTRIENTS.", J. Egypt. Soc. Parasitol. (JESP), vol. 50, issue 2, pp. 242 - 246, 2020.


Giardiasis and H. pylori in upper gastrointestinal system absorbed some vitamins and mineral
occurs. This study detected the serum levels of copper, zinc, vitamins B12 & B9 among giardi-
asis and/or H. pylori patients and compared the serum levels of these minerals and vitamins
among them. A total of 95 patients suffered from acute diarrhea were subjected to questionnaire
taking, stool analysis, iron/haematoxylin staining, H.pylori antigen detection and serum level
detection of zinc, copper, vitamins B12 & B9. Patients were divided into G1 (n=13) for micro-
scopic Giardia +ve, G2 (n=40) H. pylori +ve, G3 (n=6) both Giardia & H.pylori +ve, G4
(n=36) Giardia & H. pylori ve (control). The mean age of patients was 45.7±17. On compar-
ing variables among patients; residence, abdominal pain and flatulence were statistically significant (P< 0.05). Serum levels of zinc, vitamins B12 & B9 were within normal ranges, except copper level was higher than normal in all groups. G3 (co-infections) showed the lowest levels of zinc, vitamins B12 & B9. None of serum levels were statistically significant on comparing the four groups. Both giardiasis and H. pylori altered levels of micronutrients but during acute infection serum levels of zinc, vitamin B12 & B9 were still within normal ranges. Pattern of in- fection either chronic or acute were basic regarding micronutrients levels.
Keywords: Patients, Giardiasis, H. pylori, Copper, Zinc, Vitamins B12, & B9.