Prevalence of Malaria Parasitaemia in the Booking Antenatal (ANC) Patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (11), 2009

4 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2020

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Adetokunbo Tayo

Lagos University Teaching Hospital

O. I. Akinola

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Lukeman Shittu

Jireh Laboratories International LLC; Houston Community College, Department of Biology; University of Abuja, Department of Anatomical Sciences; Benue State University, Department of Anatomy; Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy

M. A. Ottun

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Munir Bankole

University of Lagos

I. Akinola Oluwarotimi

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Remilekun Shittu

Bolomedics Laboratories

A. Okuribido

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Date Written: June 3, 2009

Abstract

We studied 270 patients attending the booking antenatal clinic recruited for three months in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Nigeria. Each patient was screened for malaria parasites using Giemsa’s stain of thick and thin blood films on 2 ml venous blood. Parameters on the age, parity, gestation at booking, booking weight, haemoglobin status among others were obtained. Most of the booked patients are primigravida (55%) with 58.4% of the cases between 14 - 26 weeks gestation. 48 and 65% of patients were of blood group O positive and genotype AA. The prevalence rate for malarial parasitaemia was 34% and mostly Plasmodium falciparum were isolated. However, a negative correlation exist between malaria parasitaemia and age of patient (r = - 0.02), parity (r = - 0.02) and gestation at booking (r = -0.08). Malarial parasite load was high especially in primigravida and in second trimester of pregnancies. Since most of the fetal losses associated with malarial parasitaemia in pregnancies occurred during this period, greater attention be paid to this vulnerable group.

Keywords: booking weight, gestational age, LASUTH, malarial parasite, parity

Suggested Citation

Tayo, Adetokunbo and Akinola, O. I. and Shittu, Lukeman and Ottun, M. A. and Bankole, Munir and Oluwarotimi, I. Akinola and Shittu, Remilekun and Okuribido, A., Prevalence of Malaria Parasitaemia in the Booking Antenatal (ANC) Patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (June 3, 2009). African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 8 (11), 2009 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3523196 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3523196

Adetokunbo Tayo

Lagos University Teaching Hospital ( email )

Idi-Araba,Surulere
Lagos, PMB 12003
Nigeria

O. I. Akinola

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Lagos
Nigeria

Lukeman Shittu

Jireh Laboratories International LLC ( email )

P.O.BOX 1813
ALIEF, TX HOUSTON 77411
United States
346-322-5042 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://linkedin.com/in/drlukemanjosephshittu

Houston Community College, Department of Biology ( email )

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX Harris County 77002
United States

HOME PAGE: http://linkedin.com/in/drlukemanjosephshittu

University of Abuja, Department of Anatomical Sciences ( email )

Airport Road Giri
Gwagalada
F.C.T, West Africa 00234
Nigeria

HOME PAGE: http://linkedin.com/in/drlukemanjosephshittu

Benue State University, Department of Anatomy ( email )

Along Gboko Rd, P.M.B.102119 Makurdi-Gboko Rd
Makurdi, 97001
Nigeria

HOME PAGE: http://linkedin.com/in/drlukemanjosephshittu

Lagos State University - Department of Anatomy ( email )

Ikeja, Lagos
Nigeria

M. A. Ottun

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Lagos
Nigeria

Munir Bankole

University of Lagos ( email )

Akoka
Yaba
Lagos, Lagos state 234
Nigeria

I. Akinola Oluwarotimi (Contact Author)

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital ( email )

Lagos
Nigeria

Remilekun Shittu

Bolomedics Laboratories ( email )

Egbeda, Lagos
Nigeria

A. Okuribido

Lagos State University - Teaching Hospital

Lagos
Nigeria

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