Oct 31, 2018

Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in children of a rural community part of a school-based deworming program: a cross-sectional study in the Peruvian Amazon

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Renato A ErreaFrine Samalvides

Abstract

Background: Children in the Peruvian Amazon basin are at risk of soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of STH (Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, hookworm and Strongyloides stercoralis) in children from a rural community in the Peruvian Amazon and associated clinical, maternal, sanitation and hygiene factors associated. The community had an active school-based deworming program with mebendazole. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in children aged 2-14 years in Iquitos, Peru; by parasitological analysis of their stools through five methods: direct smear examination, Kato-Katz, spontaneous sedimentation in tube, Baermann method modified by Lumbreras and agar plate culture. Mothers of the participating children were also invited to participate in the study. A questionnaire was completed by each participant to collect demographic and epidemiological information of interest. Results: Among 124 children, 25.8% (32/124) had one or more STH. Prevalence of A. lumbricoides was 16.1% (20/124); S. stercoralis, 10.5% (13/124); hookworm, 1.6% (2/124) and T. trichiura, 1.6% (2/124). STH in mothers was higher in children with any STH than in children without any STH (3...Continue Reading

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Strongyloides stercoralis antigen
Study
Somatotropin Deficiency
Agar
Tube Formation
Strongyloides stercoralis
Hookworms
Ancylostomatoidea
Ascaris lumbricoides
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