Intestinal Helminthic Infections Among In Patients And Out-Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

AZUBUIKE BERNARD O. | 53 pages (6692 words) | Projects

ABSTRACT

 A study on intestinal helminthic infections among in-patients and out-patients attending Federal Medical Centre Umuahia Abia state, Nigeria was carried out between March and October, 2006. A total of 550 stool samples were collected and examined using direct wet preparation. Forty-five (8.18%) of the patients were infected. The parasites identified were Ascaris lumbricoides (4.18%), hookworm (3.64%), Taenia spp. (0.18%) and Strongyloides stercoralis (0.18%). The highest prevalence of infection (10.28%) was observed in the age group 21- 30 years. More in-patients (8.23%) were infected than out-patients (8. 16%) but the difference was not statistically significance (P>0.05). The overall difference in distribution of different species of helminthes identified based on sex and on in-patients and out-patients sex related prevalence were statistically significance (P>O.05). Marital status of individuals had no significance effect (P>O.05) on the infection. The study revealed that the prevalence of helminthic infection in the study area is low.

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APA

AZUBUIKE, O (2021). Intestinal Helminthic Infections Among In Patients And Out-Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria . Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 01, 2023, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/intestinal-helminthic-infections-among-in-patients-and-out-patients-attending-federal-medical-centre-umuahia-abia-state-nigeria-7-2

MLA 8th

O., AZUBUIKE. "Intestinal Helminthic Infections Among In Patients And Out-Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria " Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 23 Jul. 2021, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/intestinal-helminthic-infections-among-in-patients-and-out-patients-attending-federal-medical-centre-umuahia-abia-state-nigeria-7-2. Accessed 01 Feb. 2023.

MLA7

O., AZUBUIKE. "Intestinal Helminthic Infections Among In Patients And Out-Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria ". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 23 Jul. 2021. Web. 01 Feb. 2023. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/intestinal-helminthic-infections-among-in-patients-and-out-patients-attending-federal-medical-centre-umuahia-abia-state-nigeria-7-2 >.

Chicago

O., AZUBUIKE. "Intestinal Helminthic Infections Among In Patients And Out-Patients Attending Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria " Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2021). Accessed 01 Feb. 2023. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/intestinal-helminthic-infections-among-in-patients-and-out-patients-attending-federal-medical-centre-umuahia-abia-state-nigeria-7-2

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