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Epidemiology of Intestinal Helminthiasis among Patients Visiting the Out-Patient Unit of the University Of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Authors

L Dabuwaat2G G Deme1
1 Federal University Lafia, Nigeria;  2 Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi, Nigeria

Discussion

The 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. Keywords: Intestinal-helminthe, Patients, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.


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