A Cross-sectional Study on Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Children; Haematuria and Proteinuria as Diagnostic Indicators in an Endemic Rural Area of Nigeria

Abstract

Background: Rapid and accurate diagnosis is necessary for the management of  schistosomiasis in endemic areas.
Objective: To assess the burden of  urogenital schistosomiasis and the diagnostic efficiency of  morbidity indicators of  the disease in an endemic rural community of  Nigeria.
Methods: A cross-sectional school-based study was conducted. Urine samples of  487 pupils were screened microscopically for S. haematobium and tested for haematuria and proteinuria using chemical reagent strips.
Results: The prevalence and intensity of  infection were 57.1% and 45.0 eggs/10 mL urine respectively. Prevalence of infection in male (54.1%) and female (60.3%) individuals showed no significant variation (P>0.05). However, prevalence of  infection was age dependent with those in age groups 3-5 and 12-14 years having the least and highest prevalence of infection respectively (P

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APA

Oyeyemi, O. (2018). A Cross-sectional Study on Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Children; Haematuria and Proteinuria as Diagnostic Indicators in an Endemic Rural Area of Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-cross-sectional-study-on-urogenital-schistosomiasis-in-children-haematuria-and-proteinuria-as-diagnostic-indicators-in-an-endemic-rural-area-of-nigeria

MLA 8th

Oyeyemi, Oyetunde "A Cross-sectional Study on Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Children; Haematuria and Proteinuria as Diagnostic Indicators in an Endemic Rural Area of Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Oct. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/a-cross-sectional-study-on-urogenital-schistosomiasis-in-children-haematuria-and-proteinuria-as-diagnostic-indicators-in-an-endemic-rural-area-of-nigeria. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Oyeyemi, Oyetunde . "A Cross-sectional Study on Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Children; Haematuria and Proteinuria as Diagnostic Indicators in an Endemic Rural Area of Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Oct. 2018. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-cross-sectional-study-on-urogenital-schistosomiasis-in-children-haematuria-and-proteinuria-as-diagnostic-indicators-in-an-endemic-rural-area-of-nigeria >.

Chicago

Oyeyemi, Oyetunde . "A Cross-sectional Study on Urogenital Schistosomiasis in Children; Haematuria and Proteinuria as Diagnostic Indicators in an Endemic Rural Area of Nigeria" Afribary (2018). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-cross-sectional-study-on-urogenital-schistosomiasis-in-children-haematuria-and-proteinuria-as-diagnostic-indicators-in-an-endemic-rural-area-of-nigeria