schistosomiasis and bacterial urinary tract infections

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جامعة الشيخ عبدالله البدري
Abstract Bacterial infections are often recurrent and important complications of the inactive stage of urinary schistosomasis The research was carried out to determine the frequency of bacterial urinary tract infection among schistosomasis school children In this study 120 urine samples were collected from school pupils in some villages of rural southern Shendi town, their average age between 5-16 years, and examined for the presence of S.haematobium eggs using centrifugation technique and for bacteriuria by routine bacteriological methods. A total of 120 school children was included in the study, 84 was suffering of schistosomasis and 36 uninfected. Out of 84 who had schistosomasis 37 (44.05%) showed significant bacteriuria, 47 (55.95%) had insignificant bacteriuria (p.value =0.001). The bacterial isolated including: klebsiella species, Escherichia coli, E.facailis, Salmonella species, Proteus species, and Pseudomonas species. Eshericha coli occurred more frequently 17 (45.95%) than the rest of the bacterial species isolated. The antimicrobial susceptibility test of isolates revealed varying patterns of susceptibilities by all isolates. This study clearly suggests that bacteriuria is schistosomiasis. a potent complication in the management of urinary