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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices among Mothers toward Trachoma in Hai Elbaraka East Nile Locality.

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices among Mothers toward Trachoma in Hai Elbaraka East Nile Locality.

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Title: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices among Mothers toward Trachoma in Hai Elbaraka East Nile Locality.
Author: Saeed, Mariam
Abstract: Trachoma is the result of infection of the eye with Chlamydia trachomatis. Infection spreads from person to person, and is frequently passed from child to child and from child to mother, especially where there are shortages of water, numerous flies, and crowded living conditions. Infection often begins during infancy or childhood and can become chronic. If left untreated, the infection eventually causes the eyelid to turn inwards, which in turn causes the eyelashes to rub on the eyeball, resulting in intense pain and scarring of the front of the eye. This ultimately leads to irreversible blindness, typically between 30 and 40 years of age. One of the highest rates of trachoma ever documented has been reported from the southern Sudan following a survey conducted in Jonglei State by experts from the University of Cambridge (UK), the Carter Center (US) and Sudanese health officials.
Description: 73page
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7588
Date: 2015-03-29


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