Study the association between Enterobius vermicularis infection and enuresis among children in Al-Najaf city
AL-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences,
2015, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 104-108
AbstractEnterobius vermicularis or pinworms infection is one of the most prevalent worms found in children worldwide, nocturnal enuresis is an involuntary and un desirable bedwetting beyond age of anticipated bladder control. There is a possible association between certain infection and the propensity to develop nocturnal enuresis including intestinal helminthes infection. Prospective study included (285) randomly selected children aged range (3-14) years from both sex. The children were examined for E. vermicularis infection by adhesive cellotape anal swap. Nocturnal enuresis rates were investigated before and after mebendazole treatment in children with E. vermicularis to search for the association between E. vermicularis infection and enuresis. The overall infection infection rate reported in this study was 37.89% (108/285) divided as 53.70% infection rate for females and 46.29%for males, there are no significant differences between male and female infection. The results showed that E. vermicularis is one of the most frequent intestinal helminthes with nocturnal enuresis among children in Al-Najaf city. From the results, the percentage of children who had entrobiasis and enuresis before treatment mebendazole drug was 26.66%, whereas the percentage after treatment was 14.03%.%14.03.
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