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Frequency of Intestinal Parasite Among Asthmatic Sudanese Children in Certain Hospitals of Khartoum State

Frequency of Intestinal Parasite Among Asthmatic Sudanese Children in Certain Hospitals of Khartoum State

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Title: Frequency of Intestinal Parasite Among Asthmatic Sudanese Children in Certain Hospitals of Khartoum State
Author: AHMED, ATIF
Abstract: A hospital based study was conducted in some hospital in Khartoum State to determine the frequency of intestinal parasites among asthmatic children. The aims of the study were to a) estimate the frequency of parasite among asthmatic children, and b) find out the association between intestinal parasite (according to type ) and asthma severity. One hundred asthmatic children (٥٦ boys and ٤٤ girls ) attending these hospital in Khartoum state were studied. They were aged ٥ – ١٦ years. History, examination; anthropometric measurement and FEFR were recorded. Serum IgE and stool examination for parasites were done for each case. Intestinal parasite were detected in ٣٣ (٣٣٪) of cases. The Parasite Gardia lamblia, H. nana, Enrobous vermicularis, E.coli, E.histolytica, accounted for ٢٧٪, ٢٧٪, ٩٫٣٪, ٦٫٠٦٪ and ٦٫٠٦٪ respectively; but cryptosporidium and schistosoma mansoni were seen in ٣٫٠٣٪ of positive cases. The Severity of asthma increased significantly with the presence of parasite (P <٠٫٠٠١) and, was also associated with significant increase in serum IgE level. There is a need for further evaluation using larger sample size and to study the effect of antihelminthic treatment.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/8349
Date: 2015-04-06


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