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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Prevalence of Urinary Schistosomiasis among School Aged Children in Khelawa Village, River Nile State, Sudan, 2017

Submission: December 05, 2017; Published: January 23, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2018.03.000560

ISSN : 2576-8816
Volume3 Issue2


Background: Urinary schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic worms which, if left untreated, can eventually lead to anaemia, malnutrition, kidney failure, or bladder cancer. The disease occurs mainly in school-aged children and young adults in sub-Saharan Africa.

Justification: Schistosomiasis is one of the most parasitic diseases with serious complications that may lead to infertility, renal failure and bladder carcinoma.

Objectives: To know the prevalence of Schistosoma hematobium among school aged children in Khelawa village, River Nile State, Sudan.

Materials and method: Descriptive, cross sectional study, 200 urine specimens were collected from each participant and examined by parasitological method.

Result: 32.5 % of school aged children were infected with Schistosoma haematobium

Conclusion: High percentage of urinary schistosomiasis among study group is attributed to patient’s behaviors, presence of irrigated scheme near their inhabitants and due to absence of qualified health care unit.

Recommendations: Further studies are recommended applying more diagnostic methods and including large number of population.

Keywords: Urinary schistosomiasis; School aged children

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