INFESTATION OF WORMS IN ADULT PATIENTS WITH ANAEMIA
OBJECTIVE: Main objective of this study was to see infestation of worms in adult patients with anaemia.
METHODOLOGY: This was cross-sectional, descriptive study conducted at Department of Pathology, Chandka Medical College, Larkana for the period of 12 months (November 2019 to November 2020). Stool analysis for anaemic patients and controls was performed to detect infestation of worms. Data was analyzed using SPSS 24.0
RESULTS: A total of 400 patients were selected for determining the worm infestation frequency in adult patients with anemia. Out of 400 patients, 179 (44.75%) were aged between 18-30 years, 128 (32%) were between 31-40 years, and 93 (23.25%) were between 40-50 years. The mean age of patients was 28.44 ± 3.23 years. Male to female ratio was 1:2. The worm infestation frequency was 46.25%. Anemia was seen in 47 patients
CONCLUSION: This study explored good frequency rate of worm infestation in association with anaemia. Our results were mostly in supported by results of other studies. Higher authorities should take more serious steps in prevention of such parasitic diseases by conducting surveys, and to control the spread of parasites.
Keywords: Worms infestation, anaemia, adult population, stool examination.