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Research Journal of Medical Sciences
Year: 2008 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 287-290
Haematuria in the Rural Primary School Children in South Western Nigeria-Using Combi Test Strips
Aladekomo Theophilus Adesola , Oyelami Oyeku Akibu , Oyedeji Gaebriel Ademola and Akinsola Akinwale
 
Abstract: An epidemiological survey of the prevalence of haematuria using Combi test strips was undertaken among 894 primary school children aged 6-14 years in Imesi-Ile rural community in Osun State of Nigeria, in order to identify those with such renal disorder. Haematuria was present in 48 (5.37%) out of the entire pupils` population. Causes identified for haematuria were schitosomiasis in 46, acute glomerulonephritis in 1 and sickle cell anaemia in another one. The serum proteins, electrolytes and creatinine levels were within normal limits in all these pupils with haematuria except in 2 with hypoalbuminaemia and another 5 with elevated gammaglobulin levels. Causes of haematuira in this study were largely due to infestation with schistosoma haematobium. Control measures against schistosomiasis are advocated.
 
How to cite this article:
Aladekomo Theophilus Adesola , Oyelami Oyeku Akibu , Oyedeji Gaebriel Ademola and Akinsola Akinwale , 2008. Haematuria in the Rural Primary School Children in South Western Nigeria-Using Combi Test Strips. Research Journal of Medical Sciences, 2: 287-290.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=rjmsci.2008.287.290