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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 122-124
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.122.124
 
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Clinical Manifestation of Onchocerciasis in Ise - Orun Local Government, Ekiti State, Nigeria
S.O. Adewole and S.K. Ayeni

Abstract:
Survey of Onchocerciasis syndrome in Ise - Orun local Government Area of Ekiti State was carried out. Village in Ise - Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria are at risk of Onchocerciasis parademic of the 4,100 subjects examined, 2008 representing 51.3% of 95% CI 0.49 - 0.53 were found to be suffering from Onchocerciasis infections. The highest infection rate of 50.4% at 95% CI 0.43 - 0.63 was recorded in Temidire and least percentage of 46.7% at 95% CI 0.3 - 0.64 was found in Aba Ada. The people of 56 years of age accounted for the highest prevalence of 50.3% at 95% CI 0.49 - 0.59 and least was found in 25 - 35 age cohort representing 43.3% at 95% CI 0.34 - 0.52 of the 2008 subjects infected, 29.1%, 50.9%, 4.5% and 15.5% were observed to be suffering from leopard skin, craw - craw, partial blindness and nodules respectively. The prevalence of Onchocerciasis infection was 48.9% in male, while female has the same 48.9% but with differences in the number of individual infected with onchocerciasis. Also, there was a significant difference (P < 0.05) between male and female susceptibility to onchocerciasis infection. The prevalence of onchocerciasis infection varied from village to village.
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S.O. Adewole and S.K. Ayeni, 2009. Clinical Manifestation of Onchocerciasis in Ise - Orun Local Government, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 8: 122-124.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2009.122.124

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2009.122.124

 
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