Muhimbili National Hospital
Pediatrics and child health
Dr. Lilian Bachuba is a Medical Specialist with experience in Pediatrics and child health practice, Dr. Lilian completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at International Medical and Technological University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania(2010). She received her Master of Medicine in Pediatrics and Child Health from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences(MUHAS)(2018). In her professional career she received several awards by attending several short courses which include; The Advanced Epidemiology Course by Africa Academy for Public Health with Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health and MUHAS(2016), and the online Course of Research and Proposal Writing in the Sciences by INASP Moodle(2020). Also she attended several conferences on Medical Sciences, the one concerning Infectious diseases includes The Tubeculosis Research Conference in Dar es Salaam(2016) by The Fogarty Tuberculosis Research Institute Dartmouth-Boston University with MUHAS. She has interest in Pediatric Gastroenterology Infectious Diseases.

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CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTION: A CROSS SECTIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY AMONG CHILDREN AGED 2 TO 59 MONTHS IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Session Type
Workshop
Date
Sun, 20.02.2022
Session Time
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Room
Sala A
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Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Lecture Time
11:55 AM - 12:07 PM

CAMPYLOBACTER INFECTION: A CROSS SECTIONAL COMPARATIVE STUDY AMONG CHILDREN AGED 2 TO 59 MONTHS IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

Session Type
Oral Presentations
Date
Wed, 23.02.2022
Session Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Room
Sala B
Session Icon
Pre-Recorded with Live Q&A
Lecture Time
11:35 AM - 11:45 AM

Abstract

Background

Campylobacter species have been recognized as the leading cause of bacterial enteritis in both developed and developing countries, and the prevalence of Campylobacter infection in children under five years has been reported to be higher than in adults

Aims

This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for Campylobacter infection in children with diarrhea and those without diarrhea in Dar es Salaam Tanzania.

Methods

A hospital based cross sectional comparative study was conducted from October 2016 to April 2017. A total of 617 children (312 with diarrhea and 305 without diarrhea) at the main hospitals and their respective Reproductive and Child Health (RCH-1) clinics were enrolled. Stool samples were collected and tested for Campylobacter infection, while blood samples were collected and tested for malaria and HIV.

Results

We found no significant difference in the prevalence of Campylobacter infection among children with diarrhea (16.7%) and those without diarrhea (16.4%) (p-value = 0.927). Drinking unboiled water was significantly associated with Campylobacter infection among children with diarrhea (p-value=0.045), while chicken keeping and HIV infection were significantly associated with Campylobacter infection in children without diarrhea (p-value=0.025 and 0.001 respectively)

Conclusions

Campylobacter infection is prevalent in both children with and without diarrhea. Consumption of unboiled water increases the risk of developing diarrhea in children with Campylobacter infection.

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