Chronic Clinical Manifestations Related to Wuchereria Bancrofti Infection in A Highly Endemic Area in Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Njenga, S.M.
dc.contributor.author Wamae, C.N.
dc.contributor.author Njomo, D.W.
dc.contributor.author Mwandawiro, C.S.
dc.contributor.author Molyneux, D.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-17T10:36:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-17T10:36:26Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3840
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Clinical examinations were conducted in an effort to provide baseline data for a pilot filariasis elimination programme implemented in a Wuchereria bancrofti-endemic focus in Malindi district, Kenya. Of 186 males aged 15 years and above examined, 64 individuals (34.4%) had hydrocele, and the prevalence of the manifestation in those above 40 years old was 55.3%. The prevalence of leg lymphoedema in persons aged 15 years and above was 8.5%, with a higher rate in males (12.6%) than in females (5.7%). The overall prevalence of inguinal adenopathy was 8.6%, and males had a significantly higher (12.9%) prevalence of adenopathy than females (5.1%) (P < 0.001). The data in the present study provided support for consideration of filarial infection as a possible cause of inguinal lymphadenopathy in bancroftian filariasis-endemic areas. The results of this study also indicate that lymphatic filariasis is a serious public health problem in the northern coastal areas and morbidity control programmes should be implemented to alleviate the suffering of those affected. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2007) 101, 439—444;
dc.subject Lymphatic filariasis en_US
dc.subject Bancroftian filariasis en_US
dc.subject Lymphoedema en_US
dc.subject Hydrocele en_US
dc.subject Inguinal adenopathy en_US
dc.subject Kenya en_US
dc.title Chronic Clinical Manifestations Related to Wuchereria Bancrofti Infection in A Highly Endemic Area in Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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