Prevalence of Parasitic Infection among Children: A Hospital Based Prospective Study in Udaipur

  • Dinesh Rajwaniya Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Bedla, Udaipur.
  • Indira Subhadarshini Paul Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Pacific Medical College and Hospital, Bedla, Udaipur.
Keywords: WHO, parasitic infection, children, Ascaris, Trichuris

Abstract

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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Published
2018-09-30
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Rajwaniya D, Paul I. Prevalence of Parasitic Infection among Children: A Hospital Based Prospective Study in Udaipur. IABCR [Internet]. 30Sep.2018 [cited 21Nov.2018];4(3):16-8. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/394