Pyrex Journal of Biomedical Research (PJBR)

July 2017 Vol. 3 (5), pp. 34-38

ISSN: 2579-1222

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Assessment of Liver Function Tests among Alcoholisms in Sudan

Sabah Alzain Mohamed Hassan and Elamin Abdelkreem*

Department of Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan.

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Accepted 31st May, 2017


Background: Urinary schistosomasis also known as Bilharziasis, is a parasitic disease caused by a digenetic blood fluke of the genus schistosoma. Schistosomasis is the second most prevalent neglected tropical disease after hookworm and becomes an important public health problem especially in the Sub–Saharan Africa. The disease associated with urinary tract infection. The study was used to detect the rate of Schistosoma haematobium infection among children in El khiar villages. Method: Sedimentation method was used to identify Schistosoma haematobium ova and filtration method to count the number of eggs /10ml of urine. Result Out of the 3oo sample 224 males and 76 females 38 ( 12.6 %) were infected with Schistosoma haematobium, in which males had rate of 10.3 % compared to 2.3% among females .The study showed that Schistosoma haematobium infection rate was significantly higher in males than females. P (0.054) the odds ratio was 1.583 (95% confidence interval = 0.667 -3.760). The rate of schistosoma haematobium infection among children in relation to age showed that ages11- 13 years had the highest rate 5 % .also there was a significant different in the rate of infection in El khiar villages. Schistosoma haematobium infection among children has strong association with hematuria. Conclusion: Schistosoma haematobium infection rate over all El khiar villages of 12.6%. The rate of infection higher in males 10.3% than females 2.3%.

Keywords: Infection, children, urinary, villages.

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