Faculty of Health Sciences, Elsheikh Abdallah Elbadri University, Sudan
*Corresponding author: Mosab Nouraldein Mohammed Hamad, Parasitology and Medical Entomology Department, Medical Laboratory Sciences Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Elsheikh Abdallah Elbadri University, Sudan
Submission: December 05, 2017; Published: January 23, 2018
ISSN : 2576-8816Volume3 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