Parasitic Diseases in A Boarding School Children in Bogor Regency

Sri Wahdini, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Aji W. Wardhana, Fanny P. Irmawati, Rose A. Haswinzky, Yasmine A. Dwinastiti, Saleha Sungkar

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InductionThis study was aimed to determine the prevalence of parasitic diseases in boarding school children followed by eradication. Parasites consist of ecto and endo parasites. This study was conducted in Daarul Mustaqiem Boarding School, Pamijahan Village, Bogor Recency on May 2018 with the subject of all students. Diagnosis of intestinal parasite was done by microscopic stool examination with lugol staining while diagnosis of pediculosis and scabies by dermatological examination. The number of students attending the parasitic examination from PAUD to Aliyah was 501 students. Based on stool examination, the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections was 57%. The most parasitic infections are B. hominis (128 students), followed by G. lamblia (13 students) and O. vermicularis (6 students). Students with positive worms were treated with albendazole 400 mg three days in a row and positive protozoa was treated with metronidazole. As many as 107 of the 121 (88.4%) students found live head lice. Students who are positive for pediculosis are treated with permethrin 1%. On examination of 159 male students, the prevalence of scabies was (7.5%). Students positive for scabies were treated with permethrin cream 5%. It was concluded that the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in santri was 59.4% with the highest infection in B. hominis; other intestinal parasites was relatively low. The prevalence of pediculosis capitis in female student was very high (88.4%) and the prevalence of scabies is low. All children treated according to the diagnosis and followed by health education on parasitic diseases and healthy hygiene behavior.
Original languageEnglish
JournaleJournal Kedokteran Indonesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


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