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Korean J Parasitol. 2011 Jun;49(2):183-5. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.183. Epub 2011 Jun 14.

Prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among preschool children in Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea.

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Division of Malaria and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongwon 363-951, Korea.

Abstract

The present study was performed to determine the prevalence of Enterobius vermicularis among preschool children in Gimhae-si, Korea. A total of 6,921 preschool children in 76 kindergartens were examined using the cellotape perianal swab method. The overall egg positive rate (EPR) was 10.5%. The EPR in boys was higher than that in girls (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]: 1.5, P<0.001), and it was higher in rural than in urban children (AOR: 1.2, P=0.022). The present study confirmed that the prevalence of E. vermicularis infection is fairly high among preschool children in Gimhae-si. Therefore, systematic control and preventive measures should be adopted to reduce morbidity associated with this nematode infection.

KEYWORDS:

Enterobius vermicularis; preschool children; prevalence

PMID:
21738277
PMCID:
PMC3121078
DOI:
10.3347/kjp.2011.49.2.183
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