Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

RENAL DATA FROM ASIA–AFRICA
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1395--1402

Urinary schistosomiasis in Boko Haram-related internally displaced Nigerian children


Saad Mohammed Yauba1, Adamu Ibrahim Rabasa1, Abubakar Garba Farouk1, Hassan Abdullahi Elechi1, Ibrahim Ummate2, Bello Abdullahi Ibrahim1, Halima Abubakar Ibrahim1, Abubakar Sadiq Baba3, Talatu Abubakar Boda4, Wasiu Adekunle Olowu5 
1 Department of Pediatrics, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
2 Department of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
3 Department of Microbiology, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
4 Ramat Library, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
5 Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension Unit, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Saad Mohammed Yauba
Paediatric Nephrology and Endocrinology Unit, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri
Nigeria

We aimed to determine the prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis among internally displaced children in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Data on the children’s sociodemographic characteristics and risk factors for schistosomiasis were collected, over a period of six months, using an interview-based questionnaire. Ten milliliter of urine sample was collected from each child and investigated for hematuria and ova of Schistosoma haematobium. Two hundred and thirty-eight of 385 children had urinary schistosomiasis (62.0%); of this, 125 (53.0%) were males, with a male:female ratio of 1.1:1. Urinary schistosomiasis was the most common among 5–9 years’ age group, low social class children, and children of farmers, P <0.05. Stunting was significantly associated with urinary schistosomiasis, P <0.05. It is concluded that urinary schistosomiasis in children was more frequently associated with stunting and low social class. It was a very common disease among internally displaced children in Nigeria.


How to cite this article:
Yauba SM, Rabasa AI, Farouk AG, Elechi HA, Ummate I, Ibrahim BA, Ibrahim HA, Baba AS, Boda TA, Olowu WA. Urinary schistosomiasis in Boko Haram-related internally displaced Nigerian children.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018;29:1395-1402


How to cite this URL:
Yauba SM, Rabasa AI, Farouk AG, Elechi HA, Ummate I, Ibrahim BA, Ibrahim HA, Baba AS, Boda TA, Olowu WA. Urinary schistosomiasis in Boko Haram-related internally displaced Nigerian children. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Jul 14 ];29:1395-1402
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