Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731

Kitembo L

Laboratory of Parasitology-Mycology, CHU de Brazzaville, Congo

  • Research Article   
    Passive Human African Trypanosomiasis in Children in Brazzaville from 2004-2020
    Author(s): Ossibi Ibara BR*, Sekangue Obili G, Adoua Doukaga, Ekat Martin, Mvoumbo G, Bendett P, Kinga F, Nkouka E, Okoueke R and Kitembo L

    Objective: To determine the prevalence of Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) in children in Congo-Brazzaville and to look for associated factors. Patients and Methods: Retrospective descriptive and analytical study of cases of HAT in children in Congo between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2020, i.e. 17 years. Results: Out of a total of 3238 people screened as passive, 335 were children and 89 were confirmed sick, i.e. 2.7% of the Total Population Examined (PTE). The mean age was 9.8 ± 5.2 years (10 days-17 years), female (n=48; 53.9%) with a sex ratio of 0.8, from the Ngabé household (n=54; 60.7%), educated (n=44; 49.4%). The most frequently encountered symptoms were fever (n=46; 51.7%), sleep disturbances (n=46; 51.7%) and headache (n=21; 23.6%). CATT was positive in all patients and diluted to 1/32 in 50 cases (56.2%). Lymph node puncture was positive in 49 patient.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8731.21.9.218

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