Ascaris lumbricoides infection: Still a threat for iron deficiency anaemia in 2-year-old Bangladeshi slum-dwelling children.

Show simple item record Hossain, Md Shabab Das, Subhasish Gazi, Md Amran Mahfuz, Mustafa Ahmed, Tahmeed
dc.coverage.spatial Italy 2022-05-16T23:44:30Z 2022-05-16T23:44:30Z 2019-10-31
dc.identifier.citation (2019). Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 13(10), 933-938.
dc.identifier.issn 2036-6590
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: Although parasitic infections lead to extracorporeal iron loss resulting in iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), data associating IDA with parasitic infections in the first two years of life are limited. We sought to evaluate the prevalence and severity of anaemia and IDA during this period and to investigate the association between intestinal parasitic infections and IDA. METHODOLOGY: Data was collected under MAL-ED study protocol in Bauniabadh slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The presence of parasites in stool was detected using wet preparation microscopy at 7, 15, and 24 months. Anaemia was defined as serum haemoglobin < 11 g/dL and IDA was defined by serum haemoglobin < 11 g/dL, serum ferritin < 12 g/L and soluble transferrin receptor > 8.3 mg/L. Logistic regression was done to quantify the relation between stool parasite and IDA separately on samples collected at 7, 15 and 24 months. RESULTS: 265 children were enrolled after birth and samples were collected at 7, 15 and 24 months. Anaemia was detected at 7, 15 and 24 months in 117 (48.8%), 106 (44.2%) and 67 (27.9%) cases whereas IDA was found in 15 (6.3%), 47 (19.6%) and 39 (16.3%) cases, respectively. Iron deficiency anaemia at 24 months was significantly associated with Ascaris lumbricoides infection (OR 3.76; 95 % CI, 1.08-13.11). CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of anaemia and IDA in slum dwelling children of Dhaka is high and Ascaris lumbricoides infection was found to have a strong association with IDA at 24 months of age.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
dc.relation.ispartofseries J Infect Dev Ctries
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dc.subject Anaemia
dc.subject Ascaris lumbricoides
dc.subject Bangladesh
dc.subject children
dc.subject iron deficiency
dc.subject parasitic infection
dc.subject Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
dc.subject Animals
dc.subject Ascariasis
dc.subject Child, Preschool
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Infant
dc.subject Infant, Newborn
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Poverty Areas
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Digestive Diseases
dc.subject Pediatric
dc.subject Infectious Diseases
dc.subject 2.1 Biological and endogenous factors
dc.subject 2.2 Factors relating to the physical environment
dc.subject Infection
dc.subject Blood
dc.subject 1108 Medical Microbiology
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.title Ascaris lumbricoides infection: Still a threat for iron deficiency anaemia in 2-year-old Bangladeshi slum-dwelling children.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.3855/jidc.11340
pubs.issue 10
pubs.begin-page 933
pubs.volume 13 2022-04-14T00:04:36Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 938
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 895670 Liggins Institute
dc.identifier.eissn 1972-2680
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2022-04-14 2019-10-31

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