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Urinary Schistosomiasis and Concomitant Bacteriuria among School Age Children in Some Parts of Owerri, Imo State

Journal: International Research Journal of Advanced Engineering and Science (IRJAES) (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 107-115

Keywords : Urinary Schistosomiasis; Concomitant bacteriuria; Prevalence and Susceptibility.;

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Urinary Schistosomiasis and concomitant bacteriuria was investigated in some parts of Owerri, Imo State between May 2014 to July 2016. Single urine samples collected from subject aged 7-15 years between 10.00am and 2.00pm hours were examined for the presence of S.haematobium eggs using centrifugation technique and for bacteriuria by standard bacteriological methods. A totoal of 2250 subjects comprised of 1125 males and 1125 females were studied. Overall, 132 (5.9%) had the eggs of S.haematobuim in their urine, while 53 (40.2%) of the 132 who had eggs of S.haematobuim had bacterial growth. The bacteriaisolated include, Escherichia coli, Proteus sp., Pseudomonas sp, Klebsiella sp and Staphylococcus occurred more frequently (12.9%) than the rest of the bacteria species isolated. The antibiogram of the isolated revealed that Augumentin, Zinecf and Nalidixic acid were the most effective drugs in case management of concomitant bacteriuria among school children. This study clearly suggest that bacteriuria is a potent complication in the management of urinary Schistosomiasis. Therefore the complementary incorporation of antibacterial therapy appear essential with other public healh interventions such as access to safe water, improved communication and appropriate management.

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