International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 535

Table of Content: March 2016; 8(3)

March 2016

Prevalence, epidemiological characteristics and predictors of occurrence of urinary schistosomiasis among ‘Almajiri’ school children in Sokoto, Nigeria

Schistosomiasis is a major public health problem and second only to malaria as the most devastating disease in tropical countries in Africa, East Asia and South America. ‘Almajiri’ children are known to be exposed to conditions that place them at high risk of infectious diseases including schistosomiasis. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 272 randomly selected children studying at the...

Author(s): Yunusa, E. U., Awosan, K. J., Ibrahim, M. T. O. and Isah, B. A.

March 2016

Persistent proteinuria among sickle cell anaemia children in steady state in Ilorin, Nigeria

Sickle cell disease (SCD), the commonest single gene disorder amongst Nigerian children, may present as sickle cell nephropathy (SCN). SCN is detectable by persistent proteinuria, a “nephrotoxin” that contributes to progression of SCN to end stage renal disease. Unfortunately, screening for persistent proteinuria is an uncommon practice among Nigerian children with SCD, even when reduction of proteinuria is...

Author(s): Emmanuel Ademola Anigilaje and Olanrewaju Timothy Adedoyin