Trichuris dysentery syndrome, the neglected tropical disease: a case series

  • Yulia Fatma Wardani Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Ida Safitri Laksono Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Central Java
  • Teti Adriana Lubis Scholoo Keyen Hospital, Sorong Selatan, Papua Barat
Keywords: trichuris dysentery syndrome; tropical disease; soil transmitted helminths; bloody diarrhea, iron deficiency anemia

Abstract

Almost 2 billion people, about a quarter of the world’s population, are infected with soil-transmitted helminths (STH) worldwide. Approximately 270 million preschool children and more than 550 million school-age children live in areas of extensive parasite transmission.1,2 Indonesia is a moderate-to-high-risk area of STH, with an overall mean prevalence of 28.12%. However, the prevalence in Papua is higher.3 A study reported that 50% of school-aged children in Jayapura, Papua, a high-risk area, suffered from STH, with distributions of 48.5% Ascaris lumbricoides, 28.6% Trichuris trichiura, 14.3% hookworm, and 8.6% mixed infection.4 

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Published
2022-10-11
How to Cite
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Wardani Y, Laksono I, Lubis T. Trichuris dysentery syndrome, the neglected tropical disease: a case series. PI [Internet]. 11Oct.2022 [cited 29Jan.2023];62(6):430-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2597
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Case Report
Received 2021-01-25
Accepted 2022-10-11
Published 2022-10-11