Enterobius vermicularis infection among primary school children and its relationship with enuresis in Basrah marshes
Keywords: Enterobius vermicularis, Enuresis, School children, Basrah marshes
AbstractA total of 212 samples (120 female and 92 male) primary school children were examined by used scotch tape methods during the period from February to April 2011 to study the correlation between Enterobius vermicularis infection and enuresis among children, their ages were from 6-12 years in village belong to Basrah marshes. The prevalence E. vermicularis infection of males and females were (72.82%) and (69.16%) respectively, while the prevalence enuresis were (53.73%) and (48.19%) for males and females respectively. Statistically, there are no significant differences (p>0.05) between prevalence of E. vermicularis and enuresis infection for males and females. A total prevalence of pinworm infection and enuresis was 150 (70.75%) and 76 (50.66%) respectively for all children. Statistically, there are no significant differences (p>0.05) between total rate of pinworm infection and enuresis.