Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 10 - 2021
Characterization of Children Under 15 Years Old with Intestinal Parasitism
Carlos Coronel Carvajal*
Assistant Professor, Armando Cardoso University General Hospital, Guáimaro. University of Medical Sciences of Camaguey, Camaguey, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Carlos Coronel Carvajal, Assistant Professor, Armando Cardoso University General Hospital, Guáimaro. University of Medical Sciences of Camaguey, Camaguey, Cuba.
Received: April 14, 2021; Published: September 29, 2021


Background: Intestinal parasitism is a major global health problem because of its high prevalence and universal distribution. It is an important cause of morbidity in children around the world.

Objective: To characterize children under 15 years old with Intestinal parasitism.

Methods: An observational descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in Guáimaro between June 2017 and July 2018. The universe was formed by 59 children under 15 years old with diagnosis of intestinal parasitism confirmed by serial examination of feces.

Results: There was a higher frequency of infection in children from one to four year of life and Giardia lamblia as the most frequent parasite. The main risk factors that appear to be associated with intestinal parasitism was drinking unboiled water, the most frequent symptoms was abdominal pain was, the antiparasitic medication more used was the metronidazole and duodenitis was the main complication.

Conclusion: The greater incidence of children with intestinal parasitism from 1 to 4 years old, there was a predominance of parasitosis caused by Giardia, the epidemiological factors with more influence was drinking unboiled water and abdominal pain as the main symptoms. The metronidazole was the antiparasitic more indicated and the duodenitis was the most common complications.

Keywords: Child; Intestinal Parasitism; Giardia lamblia; Treatment


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