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Study Areas The study was carried out in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Residents in this area are mainly engaged in coffee and banana farming. The main source of water is microbial-contaminated furrow water from rivers flowing from the mountain springs. The Kilimanjaro area is considered an endemic area for amebiasis in the […]

INTRODUCTION In human amebiasis, the differentiation of the invasive parasite Entamoeba histolytica from the commensal organism Entamoeba dispar is of great concern to the medical community. Amebiasis is transmitted by fecal contamination of drinking water and foods, direct contact with dirty hands or objects, anal sexual contact, and poor sanitation and hygiene. For many years […]

MATERIALS AND METHODS This survey was part of an effort to create awareness concerning mouthguard use in sports in Ibadan, Nigeria, initiated by the author.

INTRODUCTION Sports-related dental trauma remains a risk for children and adolescents, and the management of such patients often calls for the attention of pediatric dentists and orthodontists. Though the use of mouth protectors (mouthguards) has been advocated for more than 33 years and the athletic communities of various countries have started to appreciate their usefulness, […]

The reported annual incidence of NF is 2-3 cases. Our yearly incidence of 14 cases, therefore, represents one of the highest ever reported worldwide; this might be a result of the general confusion surrounding the term NF and our inclusion of other necrotizing soft-tissue infections. Recently, Khan et al. reported about 20 cases in 15 […]

Over the four-year period, a total of 56 patients were treated, out of which 32 (57.1%) were children <15 years, while the remaining 24 (42.9%) were adults aged >15 years. There were 31 males and 25 females, giving the male-to-female ratio of 1.2:1; the corresponding sex ratios for children and adults were 1.7:1 and 1:1.2, […]

This is a four-year prospective descriptive study of all consecutive patients with NF treated at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, from January 2001 to December 2004. Approval for the study was obtained from the hospital’s ethical committee on research. Permission to include the patients in the study was sought from each patient or […]