Urogenital Schistosomiasis as Risk of Hepatic and Renal Dysfunctions: A Preliminary StudyJournal: Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica (Vol.38, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2022-06-01
Authors : Oyeyemi O.T. Oyeyemi I.T. Irabor P.C. Adebimpe W.O.;
Page : 148-150
Keywords : urogenital schistosomiasis; liver; kidney; pathology;
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Schistosoma haematobium infection on liver and kidney pathologies. The cross-sectional study was conducted among school pupils in a schistosomiasis endemic area. Sera samples from the subjects were assayed for aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Urine samples were examined for S. haematobium eggs and assayed for uric acid and creatinine. AST, ALT, uric acid and creatinine in S. haematobium infected pupils were higher than in the control group (P>0.05). The study suggested contribution of S. haematobium infection to liver and kidney-associated pathologies.
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