Alžbeta Königová, Jana Kinčeková, Samuel Velebný, Marián Várady, Jana Pavlinová, Milan Kuchta
The study presents correlations between age groups of patients with ascariosis and trichuriosis and clinical symptoms, intensity of parasitic infection and reference deviations of their laboratory parameters. Clinical symptoms in patients infected with Ascaris aged 9 months up to 16 years included anaemia with complicated pulmonary disorder, hepatosplenomegaly and ulcerative colitis, while diarrhoea, gastritis, vomitus and anaemia in patients with trichuriosis. The highest prevalence of the A. lumbricoides and T. trichiura was determined in children aged from two to five years living in the environment with poor hygiene standards. The highest correlation between an intensity of parasitic infection and selected serological parameters (Eo %, Hb, Fe) was found in the age group of 1-2 years (P < 0.05). Analysis of laboratory parameters and its clinical manifestations may help to further improve diagnosis.