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Haematuria in Coastal Kenya Is Associated With Schistosoma Haematobium but Not Wuchereria Bancrofti Infection

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dc.contributor.author Wamae, C.N.
dc.contributor.author Lammie, P. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-20T07:37:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-20T07:37:49Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3866
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Understanding the level of morbidity associated with filarial infections has assumed greater importance as part of efforts to provide better estimates of the global disease burden (WORLD BANK, 1993; WHO, 1994; MICHAEL et al., 1996). Historically, persons with circulating Wuchereria bancroftmicrofilariae with no outward evidence of lymphatic dysfunction have been considered to be asymptomatic. However, more recent studies have provided evidence of subclinical renal and lymphatic abnormalities in these persons (DREYER et al., 1992; FREEDMAN et al., 1994, 1995). Each community was made. Subsequently, 200 participants were randomly selected from each community, each person in the 100 households was given a number, and 200 numbers were drawn at random from a pool of correspondingly numbered tags. After obtaining informed consent, venous blood samples (2-4 mL) were collected between 22:00 and 24:00 to detect any circulating microfilariae and to collect serum. Serum samples were examined for circulating lilarial antigen by Og4C3 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, according to the manufacturer’s instructions (TropBio, Townsville, Australia). Urine specimens were collected between 10:00 and 12:00 and checked for haematuria and proteinuria using a urine test strip (Chemstrips, Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA). Subsequently, 10 mL of each urine sample were filtered through polycarbonate Nuclepore@ filters, 25 mm diameter and 12.0 um pore size, and examined for S. haematobium ova. Group differences in the prevalence ofS. haematobium, W. bancrofti, haematuria and proteinuria were analysed using the x2 test. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Transactions of the Royal Society of tropical Medicine and Hygiene en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Transactions of the Royal Society of tropical Medicine And Hygiene (1998) 92,63-64;
dc.subject Filariasis en_US
dc.subject Schistosomiasis en_US
dc.subject Wuchereria Bancrofii en_US
dc.subject Schistosoma en_US
dc.subject Haematobium en_US
dc.subject Haemamria en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.title Haematuria in Coastal Kenya Is Associated With Schistosoma Haematobium but Not Wuchereria Bancrofti Infection en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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