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Jalallou N, Yar Mohamad M, Meamar A R. Heart Clinical Symptoms in Parasitic Diseases. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health. 2018; 13 (2) :44-50
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-156-en.html
1- Department of Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Para Medicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , meamar.ar@iums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2016 Views)
Introduction: A wide variety of protozoa and helminthes could influence the heart directly or indirectly. The manifestations may lead to different warning signs with the most frequent myocardium and pericardium. The parasites related to the heart diseases are reviewed in the present study.
Methods and Materials: This review article has been performed by searching cardiac disease, helminthes, and protozoa key words in the specific data base of medical sciences including ISC, PubMed, Scopus, Elsevier, and google scholar.
Results: Parasites could invade myocardium, pericardium, and vascular tissue that cause pericarditis and myocarditis. Furthermore, chronic parasitic infection in immunocompromised individual, organ transplant recipients, and AIDS patients could be reactivated and resulted systemic disease that finally lead to heart involvement.
Discussion and Conclusion: Nowadays, the parasitic infections may be observed anywhere in the world because of the widespread migration and the increase in the number of immunocompromised patients. The actual way of heart failure diagnosis in parasitic disease is information about the epidemiological risk factors and common clinical manifestations. Therefore, the physicians must have enough knowledge about these facts to consider the possibility of a parasitic infection in the differential diagnosis.
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Received: 2018/09/1 | Accepted: 2018/09/9 | Published: 2018/09/21

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