L Dabuwaat2; G G Deme1;
1 Federal University Lafia, Nigeria; 2 Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi, Nigeria
DiscussionThe prevalence of intestinal helminthes infection was carried out among patients visiting the out-patient unit of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja from June to October, 2010. A total of 500 patients were
examined for stool. The stools were analyzed for intestinal helminthes using
formol-ether concentration technique. Out of 500 samples collected and
examined, 100 (20.00%) were positive for different intestinal helminthes. Ascaris 65.50%
had the highest prevalence rate of in intestinal helminthe infection.
Intestinal helminthe infection was more in males than females with a significant
difference (P≤0.05). Base on age, the younger age 16-25 had more intestinal
helmithes than the older 66-above with a significant difference (P≤0.05). This
study underscores the implications of these infections among the populace.
Intestinal-helminthe, Patients, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.