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Assessment of personal hygiene and skin infections among military recruits in military Camps in Khartoum state

Assessment of personal hygiene and skin infections among military recruits in military Camps in Khartoum state

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Title: Assessment of personal hygiene and skin infections among military recruits in military Camps in Khartoum state
Author: Mohamed, Ahmed
Abstract: Background: Few epidemiological studies have been carried out to determine the prevalence Of superficial skin infections in the military recruits inmilitary camps in Khartoum state Objectives: Assessment of superficial skin infections and personal hygiene among military recruits in Camps in Khartoum state Methods: Study area: Military camps in Soba, Alriad and Karary Study type: Descriptive cross sectional study Data collection Methods: Well structured questionnaires Conclusions: • The prevalence of skin infections among military recruits is 49% • The most common infection is the superimposed bacterial over fungal infection • The most common body site affected is the foot • 99% of recruits shower daily • 76.2% of the military recruits in soba developed an infection while 47.8% of recruits in Alriad developed it and only 39.3% of Karry recruits got infected. Recommendations: • Soldiers should be examined routinely for superficial skin infections • Environmental interventions should be planned (e.g. routine disinfection of communal showers) and maintained as a standard in every camp. • Maintenance of personal hygiene should be implemented in all soldiers within a military unit • Further studies using a larger number of samples are warranted to determine the extent and nature of superficial skin infections in military recruits more accurately.
Description: Assessment of personal hygiene and skin infections among military recruits in military Camps in Khartoum state
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1604
Date: 2009


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