Eosinophilia in Children with Single and Mixed Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis
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- Eosinophil, eosinophilia, Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis, single and mixed STHs
Worldwide, helminths infections are by far the leading cause of infection associated-eosinophilia and probably of eosinophilia of all causes. Due to behavioral aspects, partial immunity and other factors, prevalence rates and infection intensity are usually highest in children. Consequently, eosinophilia is common in tropical developing countries. Population based study in rural areas has demonstrated eosinophilia in up to 50 % in children and adults. The objective of this study was to determine eosinophilia in children with Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis (STHs) of SD Panti Asuhan Al-Jamiyatul Washliyah Pulo Brayan Medan. This was an observational study with cross-sectional approach. In this study, 82 children with STH enrolled. They are divided into two groups single and mixed STHs. All children were examined for eosinophilia. The results showed 40 children (48,8%) with single STHs; 42 children (51,2%) with mixed STH. The intensity of STHs were light infection 89%, moderate 7,3% and heavy infection 3,7%. Eosinophilia was found with mean 6,86% with SD 3,93 on single STHs and 10,12% with SD 6,34 on mixed STHs. It suggested that eosinophilia was higher on mixed STHs than single STH infection. Helminthic infection should be considered an important cause of eosinophilia. The absence of eosinophilia cannot exclude these parasites. However, the incidence and extent of infection related eosinophilia do not depend only on the type, intensity and stage of infection; other factors such as individual differences in innate and adaptive immune responses, epidemiological background, age at first exposure, underlying conditions, etc are important as well. There was a significant difference of eosinophil value between single and mixed STHs on children of SD Panti Asuhan Al-Jamiyatul Washliyah Pulo Brayan Medan. Eosinophilia was higher in mixed STHs.
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TY - CONF AU - Yoan Carolina Panggabean AU - Sri Wahyuni Nasution AU - Lambok Siahaan AU - Ayodhia Pitaloka Pasaribu PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Eosinophilia in Children with Single and Mixed Soil Transmitted Helminthiasis BT - Proceedings of the 1st Public Health International Conference (PHICo 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 273 EP - 275 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/phico-16.2017.52 DO - 10.2991/phico-16.2017.52 ID - CarolinaPanggabean2016/12 ER -