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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 167-171

Prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminthic Infection and Associated Risk Factors in Children in a Teaching Hospital
Indu Kapur and Ashwini S. Waghmare*
Department of Microbiology, Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Qutbullapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

The main objective of the study is to estimate prevalence of soil transmitted helminthic infection and factors associated with hookworm infections. Stool samples were collected from children admitted in wards, ICU’s and school camps and subjected to wet mount by iodine and saline. They were also subjected to concentration technique by formalin ethyl acetate solution. Thirty three children were positive for hookworm infection whereas 9 were positive for A. lumbricoids and 1 child for T. trichura. The prevalence of soil transmitted helminthes in rural areas was 5.6% where as in urban areas was 3.8%. Our study showed a prevalence of 79% of anaemic cases among helminthic infected patients. Multiple approaches including health education, improving existing sanitary practices and regular preventive chemotherapy are needed to control the burden of soil transmitted helminthes.

Keywords: Soil transmitted Helminthes, Hookworm, A. lumbricoides, Children

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Indu Kapur and Ashwini S. Waghmare. 2018. Prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminthic Infection and Associated Risk Factors in Children in a Teaching Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 167-171. doi:
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