Emmanuel Adémólá Anígilájé

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Background. Nigeria has the world largest burden of paediatric HIV and is also highly endemic for Hepatitis B virus (HBV). However, relatively little is known regarding the prevalence of HBV-HIV coinfections among Nigerian children. Methods. A retrospective study among treatment naive HIV-infected children attending the pediatric clinic of the APIN(More)
INTRODUCTION Haematuria is one of the clinical manifestations of sickle cell nephropathy. Although dipstick urinalysis detects haemoglobin and by extension haematuria; it does not confirm haematuria. Urine sediment microscopy confirms haematuria and constitutes a non-invasive "renal biopsy". The need to correlate dipstick urinalysis and urine sediment(More)
BACKGROUND Food poisoning is known to occur sporadically from time to time due to poor hygienic preparation. Its occurrence rarely assumes epidemic proportion. OBJECTIVE To report the ccurrence of food poisoning due to yam flour consumption among five families and to create public awareness about the condition. CASE REPORT Food poisoning due to yam(More)
Caregiver satisfaction has the potential to promote equity for children living with HIV, by influencing health-seeking behaviour. We measured dimensions of caregiver satisfaction with paediatric HIV treatment in Nigeria, and discuss its implications for equity by conducting facility-based exit interviews for caregivers of children receiving antiretroviral(More)
Background. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are prone to urinary tract infection (UTI). Methods/Objectives. The prevalence and the predictors of UTI among children with CP were compared to age- and sex-matched children without CP at Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, Nigeria, from December 2011 to May 2013. Results. The age range was between 2 and 15 years(More)
BACKGROUND In Nigeria, reports of the outcomes of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) interventions had been limited to the MTCT rates of HIV, with no information on HIV-free survival (HFS) in the HIV-exposed infants over time. METHODS A retrospective study between June 2008 and December 2011 at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi,(More)
BACKGROUND Perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues in Nigeria because of the poor use of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services. This study reports on the barriers preventing mothers of vertically infected HIV-seropositive infants to use the PMTCT services at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi,(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and retention-in-care are essential in HIV management. Through a Kiddies' Club (KC), the study aimed at assessing the impact of social leisures and psychosocial support on ART adherence and clinic attendance in a pediatric ART program. METHODS This was a descriptive, longitudinal study,(More)
Background. The fear and panic felt by most parents when their child convulsed made them apply all sorts of management. Objective. This study evaluated the concerns and home management of childhood convulsions among mothers in Tegbesun, a periurban community in Ilorin, Nigeria. Methods. A ten-week cross-sectional study comprising 500 mothers interviewed(More)
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a common childhood disorder worldwide [1, 2]. Steroids remain the mainstay of treatment in NS, even though resistance to steroid therapy is well documented [3]. Steroid-resistant NS continues to pose therapeutic problems and many alternative drugs, including angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI), have been tried under(More)