Helminthic Infestation of Grass Root Level Students in a Selected Madrasha of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Rahat Bin Habib Research Assistant, Department of Pediatrics, Sir Salimullah Medical Collage and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • ARM Luthful Kabir Professor of Pediatrics, Ad-din Medical Collage Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Abdur Rouf Professor of Pediatrics, Sir Salimullah Medical Collage and Mitford Hospita, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Sk Shahid Ullah Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Ad-din Sakina Medical Collage, Joshore, Bangladesh
  • Md Nazmul Hossain Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child and Mother Helath (ICMH), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Anisur Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, SSMC and Mitford Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rushdul Karim Boyan Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Mymensing Medical Collage, Bangladesh
  • Md Abdul Hye Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Joshore Medical Collage, Bangladesh
  • Md Kamrul Ahsan Khan Assistant Professor (Neonatology), Sheikh Sayera Khatun Medical Collage, Gopalganj, Bangladesh
  • Sudipta Roy Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Ad-din Women’s Medical Collage and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Rezaul Haque Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child and Mother Health (ICMH), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Joheb Imtiaz Jamil Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child and Mother Health (ICMH), Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v48i2.51293

Keywords:

Helminthasis, Madrasha students

Abstract

In Bangladesh, 4 million students study in 64000 madrasha, which represent 7% of all students, most of these are unregistered. There is little evaluation of helminthic infestation by any authority. It is believed that madrasha students came from vulnerable part of society. : Present Sheikh Hasian government declared on equivalency of their certificate therefore it is important to study on them and evaluate their helminthic infestation. May be this is one of the first study on helminthic infestation on grass root level madrasha students in Bangladesh. We conducted the study to evaluate on helminthiasis to find out current situations, to identify the risk factors and for intervention to control of helminthic infestation.  This cross sectional study was conducted on 164 from 1000 residential students by simple random sampling. Face to face interview and anthropometric measurement were conducted by semistructured open ended questionnaire from those students. Out of hundred-sixty four students all were male, age range from 06-18 years, ova found 75% students in their stool sample, 71% have multiple helminthasis, Ascaris Lumbricoids (AL) was the most (28%) prevalence, in polyparasitism 58% were Ascaris Lumbricoids and Trichuris Trichuria (AL+TT), anal itching found 68% students which indicate pin worm, no antihelminthic intake 76% students within 6 months. Teachers and parent’s health education help to prevent helminthasis. Regular survey, evaluation is needed to identify the risk factors of helminthasis for intervention, monitoring, guidance and training of students and teachers to improve their personal hygiene practice. Moreover need to intake of regular antihelminthic for dewarming  to build a healthy green Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Med J. 2019 May; 48 (2): 44-47

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Published

2019-05-30

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Habib, R. B., Kabir, A. L., Rouf, M. A., Ullah, M. S. S., Hossain, M. N., Rahman, M. A., Boyan, R. K., Hye, M. A., Khan, M. K. A., Roy, S., Haque, M. R., & Jamil, J. I. (2019). Helminthic Infestation of Grass Root Level Students in a Selected Madrasha of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 48(2), 44–47. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v48i2.51293

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