Fascioliasis in schoolchildren in the inter andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/605977
Title:
Fascioliasis in schoolchildren in the inter andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru
Authors:
Rodriguez Ulloa, Claudia; Rivera-Jacinto, Marco; Hobán Vergara, Cristian; Del Valle Mendoza, Juana Mercedes ( 0000-0002-6011-5040 ) ; Ortiz Oblitas, Pedro
Publisher:
WAAVP 2015
Issue Date:
Aug-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10757/605977
Additional Links:
www.waavp2015.com
Abstract:
Fascioliasis, caused by Fasciola hepatica, is a public health problem in Peru, especially in schoolchildren. Prevalence rates in livestock are over 80% in dairy cattle reared in the Andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru. The present investigation aimed to determine the prevalence of F. hepatica infection in schoolchildren and the main risk factors involved in its presentation. Two hundred and seventy schoolchildren nine years old and over from primary public institutions from the district of Los Baños del Inca (Cajamarca) were included in the investigation. Questionnaires were applied to parents and children and fecal samples were taken and evaluated using the rapid sedimentation technique. Blood samples were also collected and analyzed. Seventeen fecal samples were positive to F. hepatica eggs, giving a prevalence of 6.3% (95% CI 3.21 - 9.38). Significant differences were found with origin of the child, history of intestinal parasitism, and the habit of chewing grass (p< 0.05). The rural origin (OR 4.8, 95% CI: 1.53-15.08) and the habit of chewing grass (OR 3.26, CI: 95% 1.07 - 9.96) were the most likely risk factors associated with the acquisition of infection. The leukocyte count of infected children varied between 3900 and 10580 cells /mm3 (mean ± SD = 6458.3 ± 2080.3). Thirty three percent of children positive to F. hepatica eggs presented eosinophilia. We conclude that the prevalence of human fascioliasis in the district of Los Baños del Inca is at the mesoendemic level and rurality provides conditions for acquiring the infection.
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info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights:
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Language:
eng
Description:
25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. 16-20 Ago. 2015. UK
Keywords:
Fascioliasis; Children; Cajamarca; Perú

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dc.contributor.authorRodriguez Ulloa, Claudiaes_PE
dc.contributor.authorRivera-Jacinto, Marcoes_PE
dc.contributor.authorHobán Vergara, Cristianes_PE
dc.contributor.authorDel Valle Mendoza, Juana Mercedeses_PE
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz Oblitas, Pedroes_PE
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T16:31:19Zes_PE
dc.date.available2016-04-19T16:31:19Zes_PE
dc.date.issued2015-08es_PE
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/605977es_PE
dc.description25th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. 16-20 Ago. 2015. UKes_PE
dc.description.abstractFascioliasis, caused by Fasciola hepatica, is a public health problem in Peru, especially in schoolchildren. Prevalence rates in livestock are over 80% in dairy cattle reared in the Andean valley of Cajamarca, Peru. The present investigation aimed to determine the prevalence of F. hepatica infection in schoolchildren and the main risk factors involved in its presentation. Two hundred and seventy schoolchildren nine years old and over from primary public institutions from the district of Los Baños del Inca (Cajamarca) were included in the investigation. Questionnaires were applied to parents and children and fecal samples were taken and evaluated using the rapid sedimentation technique. Blood samples were also collected and analyzed. Seventeen fecal samples were positive to F. hepatica eggs, giving a prevalence of 6.3% (95% CI 3.21 - 9.38). Significant differences were found with origin of the child, history of intestinal parasitism, and the habit of chewing grass (p< 0.05). The rural origin (OR 4.8, 95% CI: 1.53-15.08) and the habit of chewing grass (OR 3.26, CI: 95% 1.07 - 9.96) were the most likely risk factors associated with the acquisition of infection. The leukocyte count of infected children varied between 3900 and 10580 cells /mm3 (mean ± SD = 6458.3 ± 2080.3). Thirty three percent of children positive to F. hepatica eggs presented eosinophilia. We conclude that the prevalence of human fascioliasis in the district of Los Baños del Inca is at the mesoendemic level and rurality provides conditions for acquiring the infection.es_PE
dc.formatapplication/pdfes_PE
dc.language.isoenges_PE
dc.publisherWAAVP 2015es_PE
dc.relation.urlwww.waavp2015.comes_PE
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_PE
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Académico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectFascioliasises_PE
dc.subjectChildrenes_PE
dc.subjectCajamarcaes_PE
dc.subjectPerúes_PE
dc.titleFascioliasis in schoolchildren in the inter andean valley of Cajamarca, Perues_PE
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObjectes_PE
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