Prevalence of Parasitic Infection among Children: A Hospital Based Prospective Study in Udaipur
Background: According to World Health Organization (WHO) has evaluate that the control of parasitic infestation should be effectively incorporated into a multi disease approach together with tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS.
Methods: This study was carried out in the Department of Paediatrics, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Bedla, Udaipur over a period of 1 year.
Results: In this study found that 23.75% children suffering from the E. histolytica followed by G. lamblia (12.5%), Taenia (15%), Hookworm (20%), Ascaris (17.5%), T. trichuria (11.25%).
Conclusion: Low socio-economic status, longer duration and frequency of diarrhea, non-availability of toilet facility and presence of dehydration were leading risk factors for parasitic infection in present study.
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