Poor health conditions and opportunistic infections among children of Sahariya tribe of central India

Clinical aspects and risk factors

Prithvi R. Sharma, P. V.Janardhan Reddy, Mustafa A. Barbhuiya, Gunja Mishra, Tekcham D. Singh, Ravi Prakash, Sanjay Jain, Pramod Kumar Tiwari

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Abstract

The present clinical case report reveals an outbreak of severe scabies infestation along with tuberculosis among young children of Sahariya tribe of Central India. More predominately young children of the tribe were found severely infested with scabies. Some of them were also registered TB patients. Appropriate clinical tests were performed to identify the actual cause of outbreak and hematological analysis of blood sample was carried out to diagnose the clinical disease. ESR, lymphocyte counts and serum LDH content was found significantly (p<.05) elevated in affected children and adult subjects, indicating the pathogenic infection (tuberculosis) and infestation (scabies) induced pathology.Weak immunity resulting from malnutrition, poor hygiene and lack of proper Medicare, in these rural and remote areas are the main predisposing factors till today. There is a need of regular follow up of local hygiene and medical facilities available in these areas followed by appropriate and timely treatment to them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Scabies
Opportunistic Infections
Population Groups
India
Hygiene
Disease Outbreaks
Health
Tuberculosis
Lymphocyte Count
Medicare
Malnutrition
Causality
Immunity
Pathology
Infection
Serum
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Sahariya tribe
  • Scabies
  • Skin infection
  • TB
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Poor health conditions and opportunistic infections among children of Sahariya tribe of central India : Clinical aspects and risk factors. / Sharma, Prithvi R.; Reddy, P. V.Janardhan; Barbhuiya, Mustafa A.; Mishra, Gunja; Singh, Tekcham D.; Prakash, Ravi; Jain, Sanjay; Tiwari, Pramod Kumar.

In: Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.12.2009.

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Sharma, Prithvi R. ; Reddy, P. V.Janardhan ; Barbhuiya, Mustafa A. ; Mishra, Gunja ; Singh, Tekcham D. ; Prakash, Ravi ; Jain, Sanjay ; Tiwari, Pramod Kumar. / Poor health conditions and opportunistic infections among children of Sahariya tribe of central India : Clinical aspects and risk factors. In: Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 2.
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