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Title: The Effect of Health Education and Antibiotic Use on the Prevalence of Trachoma in School Children in Borno State of Northern Nigeria.
Authors: Adah, O. S.
Zoakah, l.A.
Ogbonna, C.
Obadiah, M.
Ogiri, S.
Shown, L.D.
Envuladu, E.A.
Banwat, M.E.
Bupwatda, P.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Jos Journal of Medicine
Series/Report no.: Vol. 5;No. 1; Pp 38-42
Abstract: Trachoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of preventable blindness/It is endemic in Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Australia and parts of Southeast Asia? T rachoma is caused by the recurrent, chronic injection ofthe eye with Chlamydia trachomatis and progresses from inflammation to conjunctiva scarring, lid deformities, corneal abrasion and visual impairment. Meth0ds.'This was a sch0ol- based cross- sectional descriptive study among primary school pupils in Bama Local GovernmentArea ofBorno state. Simple random sampling technique by balloting was used to select the subjects for the study. A total ofthree hundred subjects were studied. Results:T he prevalence of active trachoma in the schools were 32(20.9%) at Bama central Primary school, 36(23.4%) at Soyeprimary school. Theprevalence ofactive trachoma in the malepopulation was I 9(52.8%). In both schools, the prevalence ofactive trachoma was highest amongst the 5-9 years age group,_ followed by the I 0-1 4 years age group. Conclusion:Health education and antibiotic use reduced the prevalence oftrachoma in school children in Borno State.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2146
ISSN: 2006-0734
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