Elbaqir Elhassan

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Reproductive disorders are frequently seen in human beings and in animals infected with tsetse-transmitted (African)trypanosomiasis. The disorders include irregular menstrual (or oestrus) cycle, infertility, abortion and impotence. Intrauterine infections occasionally occur, resulting in still birth or neonatal mortality. The changes are essentially(More)
The African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) sponsored a baseline study in Nigeria between 1998 and 1999 on the prevalence and distribution of Onchocerciasis. The randomly selected 1,064 subjects in the baseline study underwent detailed eye examination in Cross River (rain forest), Taraba (savanna) and Kogi (forest-savanna) States. This paper(More)
Ten West African Dwarf ewes were inoculated with Trypanosoma vivax and, at varying intervals, treated subcuratively with diminazene aceturate to maintain the infection. Soon after infection all ewes had anoestrus for 40 to 96 days and 5 died by day 110 post infection. Compared to control animals, infected ewes had prolonged low levels of plasma progesterone(More)
The effects of Trypanosoma brucei brucei infection during the first, second or third trimesters of pregnancy in 13 ewes were studied. All infected ewes were anaemic with the anaemia being most severe, moderate and least in ewes infected in the second, third and first trimesters, respectively. Weight loss occurred in all infected ewes but was most severe in(More)
The effect of infection with Trypanosoma vivax on pregnancy and post-partum cyclicity in ewes was investigated. Of the 5 ewes infected in the first trimester, 3 died without aborting and 2 after aborting. Intrauterine infection occurred in 2 of the foetuses removed at post mortem. Of the 5 infected in the third trimester, one ewe died without aborting, one(More)
Intestinal atresia is fourth common cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction [1]. Colonic atresia is relatively rare with an incidence of 1:40,000 to 1:60,000 live births. Coexisting jejunoileal and colonic atresias are scarcely described in literature [2,4,5]. A full term male baby, weighing 2.9 kg, presented to us with neonatal intestinal obstruction. A(More)
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