Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 177-180
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2005.177.180
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

The Occurrence of Oral Thrush Yeasts Among School Children in Onitsha Urban, Anambra State, Nigeria

Umeh Chibuzo Nneka and Okolocha Mabel Ebele

Abstract:
A total of 1,000 healthy school children (500 males and 500 females) from 3 primary schools in Onitsha urban area of Anambra State, Nigeria were sampled for the occurrence of oral thrush yeasts using Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA). The children were aged between 6-13 years. Out of the 1,000 school children sampled, 309 (39.0%) were found to be positive. Further examination of the positive cases showed that Candida albicans occurred as 257 total positive samples; C. stellatoides as 18 positive samples; C. parapsilosis as 19. Other species of Candida occurred as 15 positive samples. The occurrence of the oral thrush yeasts within the age brackets of the children were as follows: 6-7 years, 106 positive cases (42.4%); 8-9 years, 83 positive cases (33.3%); 10-11 years, 66 positive cases (26.4%) and 12-13 years, 84 positive cases. The results showed that the infection occurred more in younger children than in older children. There was a significant difference between the occurrence of the thrush yeasts in younger and in older children (p<0.05). There was no significant difference between male and the female pupils in being susceptible to the oral thrush yeasts (p<0.05). The problem posed by oral thrush to the children was highlighted and control measure recommended to reduce incidence and spread.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Laboratory Isolation and Identification of Candida Species
How to cite this article:

Umeh Chibuzo Nneka and Okolocha Mabel Ebele , 2005. The Occurrence of Oral Thrush Yeasts Among School Children in Onitsha Urban, Anambra State, Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, 5: 177-180.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2005.177.180

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2005.177.180

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom