ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Enterobius vermicularis


Prevalence Enterobius vermicularis infection in children and relationship with nocturnal enuresis in Najaf Province

Zainab Ali Hussein

journal of kerbala university, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 81-86

The current study aims to investigate the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among children and to evaluate the possible association between Enterobius vermicularis and nocturnal enuresis among children 4 to 7 years of age in Iraq- AL-Najaf province for the period from 30 April to the 30 of August 2014. Scotch tape technique were applied on (124) children were diagnosed to have Enterobiasis by using direct microscopic examination for the observation the helminthes eggs in the stool. The overall prevalence rate was high (83.9 %) and to investigate age, gender related factors . The rate of infection in males was (59.4%) higher than females (40.6%), statistical analysis showed significant differences at the level of 0.05 between gender. The rate of infection was the maximum (26.9 %) seen in the age (4) years in comparison to the lower infection rate was found in the age (12) years (1.9%), the statistical analysis showed significant differences at the level of 0.05 between the ages. Enterobiasis had significant relation with nocturnal enuresis and the percentage of children who had pinworm infection and enuresis was (61.5%).