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Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan

Almegdad S. M. Ahmed, Mohammed A. Adam, Ahmed A. Noureddin, Ahmed A. A. Mahmoud, Abubaker E. A. Koko, Mohammed A. M. A. Abdalhameed, Mohammed Elkhalifa, Elfatih M. Malik.

Abstract
Khalwa is one of the most ancient non-governmental educational institutions that are commonly found all over Sudan, playing a major role in the Sudanese society. The majority of Khalwa students are children. This study was part of a mixed-methods project, conducted by Khartoum Medical Students’ Association, aiming to investigate the health status of Khalwa students. It was a cross-sectional study, done in Mustafa Alfadni Khalwa, Sharg Al-Neel suburb in Khartoum State. The participants were clinically assessed by a doctor and data were collected by using a data entry tool made specially to screen for major infectious diseases among students. Results showed a mean age of 13.7 years. Most of the students (47.7%) were originally from Darfur, and 27.5% of them had only Khalwa education. Respiratory clinic results revealed that 10% were complaining of cough, and 3.4 % were diagnosed with pneumonia. Additionally, 44.6% of the students had Tinea capitis and 21% had scabies. On examination, 2.3% and 1.1% had mild splenomegaly and hepatomegaly, respectively. Infectious conjunctivitis and trachoma were reported among 11.7% and 10.9%, respectively. Blood films for malaria were positive in 51.3%. Macroscopic and microscopic hematuria was, respectively, evident among 13.4% and 10.8% of the participants. Stool examination results showed that 1.4% of the students had worms, 1.5% had ova and 18.8% had stool red blood cells. Infectious diseases are very common among Khalwa students and their living environment is facilitating the transmission of these diseases. agent control and sanitation improvement are crucial to decrease such infectious diseases.

Key words: Infectious diseases; Khalwa students; Quran boarding school; Khartoum State, Khartoum Medical Students’ Association; Sudan


 
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Ahmed ASM, Adam MA, Noureddin AA, Mahmoud AAA, Koko AEA, Abdalhameed MAMA, Elkhalifa M, Malik EM. Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sudan J Paed. 2022; 22(1): 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286


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Ahmed ASM, Adam MA, Noureddin AA, Mahmoud AAA, Koko AEA, Abdalhameed MAMA, Elkhalifa M, Malik EM. Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. https://www.sudanjp.com/?mno=47277 [Access: August 01, 2022]. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286


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Ahmed ASM, Adam MA, Noureddin AA, Mahmoud AAA, Koko AEA, Abdalhameed MAMA, Elkhalifa M, Malik EM. Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sudan J Paed. 2022; 22(1): 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286



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Ahmed ASM, Adam MA, Noureddin AA, Mahmoud AAA, Koko AEA, Abdalhameed MAMA, Elkhalifa M, Malik EM. Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sudan J Paed. (2022), [cited August 01, 2022]; 22(1): 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286



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Ahmed, A. S. M., Adam, . M. A., Noureddin, . A. A., Mahmoud, . A. A. A., Koko, . A. E. A., Abdalhameed, . M. A. M. A., Elkhalifa, . M. & Malik, . E. M. (2022) Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sudan J Paed, 22 (1), 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286



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Ahmed, Almegdad S. M., Mohammed A. Adam, Ahmed A. Noureddin, Ahmed A. A. Mahmoud, Abubaker E. A. Koko, Mohammed A. M. A. Abdalhameed, Mohammed Elkhalifa, and Elfatih M. Malik. 2022. Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 22 (1), 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286



Chicago Style

Ahmed, Almegdad S. M., Mohammed A. Adam, Ahmed A. Noureddin, Ahmed A. A. Mahmoud, Abubaker E. A. Koko, Mohammed A. M. A. Abdalhameed, Mohammed Elkhalifa, and Elfatih M. Malik. "Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 22 (2022), 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286



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Ahmed, Almegdad S. M., Mohammed A. Adam, Ahmed A. Noureddin, Ahmed A. A. Mahmoud, Abubaker E. A. Koko, Mohammed A. M. A. Abdalhameed, Mohammed Elkhalifa, and Elfatih M. Malik. "Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan." Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics 22.1 (2022), 70-76. Print. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286



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Ahmed, A. S. M., Adam, . M. A., Noureddin, . A. A., Mahmoud, . A. A. A., Koko, . A. E. A., Abdalhameed, . M. A. M. A., Elkhalifa, . M. & Malik, . E. M. (2022) Pattern of infectious diseases among Khalwa (Quran boarding school) students in Khartoum State, Sudan. Sudanese Journal of Paediatrics, 22 (1), 70-76. doi:10.24911/SJP.106-1611150286





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