Haemoglobin Level and Intestinal Parasites in Pregnant Women in Eziama, Imo State of Nigeria

  • Adegoke O. Adebayo Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
  • Bamigbowu E. Olugbenga Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Port Harcourt
  • George-Opuda M. Ibitoroko Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
  • Nwagu Chinyere 3Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Imo State University, Owerri
  • Humphrey Nwoke School of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital
Keywords: Haematological Concentration, Intestinal Parasites, Pregnant Women

Abstract

This prospective study was carried out between January to June, 2008 at Eziama in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State to determine the haemoglobin level and intestinal parasites in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic. In total, 281 stool and blood samples were collected from the women. The stool samples were examined using direct wet preparation and formol ether concentration technique while the haemoglobin levels of the women were estimated using cyanmethaeoglobin technique. The overall prevalence of E. histolytical, A. Lumbricoides, Hookworm Spp, T. trichuria and G. lamblia  was 10(3.6), 31(11.0), 29(10.3), 10(3.6) and 3(1.1) respectively. The proportion of pregnant women with helminithic infestation was 83 (29.6%) while their mean Heamoglobin concentration was 9.7+1.8g/dl while the pregnant women without helminthic infestation had Heamoglobin concentration of 10.4 + 1.3g/dl. The poor socioeconomic status of the women coupled with poor environmental sanitation and lack of clean portable water supply may have contributed to the high prevalence.

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2017-02-25
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Adebayo A, Olugbenga B, Ibitoroko G-O, Chinyere N, Nwoke H. Haemoglobin Level and Intestinal Parasites in Pregnant Women in Eziama, Imo State of Nigeria. AMS [Internet]. 25Feb.2017 [cited 21Feb.2020];2(12):134-7. Available from: http://asdpub.com/index.php/ams/article/view/335
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