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Urinary schistosomiasis in a rural community in Edo state, Nigeria: eosinophiluria as a diagnostic marker

Urinary schistosomiasis in a rural community in Edo state, Nigeria: eosinophiluria as a diagnostic marker

African Journal of Biotechnology 4(2): 183-186

ISSN/ISBN: 1684-5315

The prevalence of urinary schistosomiasis in Ikpeshi, a rural community of Edo State, Nigeria showed that 195(65%) out of 300 volunteers harboured Schistosoma haematobium ova in their urine. Eosinophiluria was markedly significant >5 eosinophilic leucocyturia/hpf and reported among 250 (83.3%) inhabitants. Of these, ova were absent in 55 (22.0%) of urine samples but had other associated urinary symptoms namely; proteinuria or haematuria or both.

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