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Onyire NB

Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Relationship Between Nutritional Status and Intensity of Common Intestinal Helminths Among Children in Enugu, South‑East Nigeria
    Author(s): Ilechukwu GC, Ilechukwu CGA, Ubesie AC*, Onyire NB, Emechebe G and Eze JC

    Background: Intestinal helminthiasis is associated with malnutrition in children. Aim: The objective of this study was to determine the intensity and effect of the common intestinal helminths on the nutritional status of children in Enugu, Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: A cross‑sectional study of 460 children conducted in Enugu metropolis, south‑east Nigeria between August and September 2003. Their stools were analyzed at the research laboratory of the Federal Ministry of Health, National Arbovirus and Vector Research Center, Enugu. The intensity of the common intestinal helminths was determined using the standard Kato‑Katz method of fresh stool samples. The classification intensity of helminthic infestation was according to the World Health Organization classification. Data were analyzed using Statistical Software for Social Sciences version 11.0 (C.. Read More»

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