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10. Kongress für Infektionskrankheiten und Tropenmedizin (KIT 2010)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Infektiologie,
Deutsche AIDS-Gesellschaft,
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin und Internationale Gesundheit,
Paul-Ehrlich-Gesellschaft für Chemotherapie

23.06. - 26.06.2010, Köln

Bosnian poor experience in rare cases of tropical neglected diseases in children during last twenty years

Bosniens arme Erfahrung in seltenen Fällen von vernachlässigter Tropenkrankheit bei Kindern während der letzten zwanzig Jahre

Meeting Abstract

  • A. Bajraktarevic - Public Health Institution of Canton Sarajevo, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • S. Trninic - Public Health Institution of Canton Sarajevo, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • S. Putica - Public Health Institution of Canton Sarajevo, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Z. Mulalic - Public Health Institution of Canton Sarajevo, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • M. Omerovic - Public Health Institution of Canton Sarajevo, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • L. Sporisevic - First Medical Aid Sarajevo, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • A. Selimovic - Pediatrics Clinic Sarajevo, General Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • J. Ceman Saric - Clinical Medical Center Sarajevo, Biochemistry and Microbiology Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • J. Musabegovic - Pharmacy Faculty Sarajevo, Clinical Pharmacology Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • B. Vranic - Clinic For Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics Department, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

10. Kongress für Infektionskrankheiten und Tropenmedizin (KIT 2010). Köln, 23.-26.06.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. DocP80

DOI: 10.3205/10kit135, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-10kit1357

Published: June 2, 2010

© 2010 Bajraktarevic et al.
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Outline

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Background: The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of fourteen chronic disabling infections that sometimes kill and often disfigure sick children. Increasing awareness about neglected tropical diseases, their global impact, and the availability of oral drug treatments is an essential step in controlling these diseases in rare cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina, too.

Aims: Despite the huge impact of neglected tropical diseases worldwide, the ability to treat them is largely unknown in the general medical community, and there is little public awareness of and response to this problem.

Methods: The 14 parasitic and bacterial infections known as the neglected tropical diseases include three soil-transmitted helminth infections (ascariasis, hookworm infection, and trichuriasis), lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, dracunculiasis, schistosomiasis, Chagas' disease, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Buruli ulcer, leprosy, trachoma and include dengue fever. We summarized clinical manifestations, patterns of infection, and current means of diagnosis, treatment, and other control options in rare cases of children during last twenty years in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Results: Adverse drug event reporting was poor. Children and those were roots from tropical countries or temporary living in tropical areas with limited access to effective health care are most vulnerable NTDs and their consequences, such as malnutrition, anemia, serious or permanent disability (including blindness), illness, and death.

Discussion: Drug-resistant infections have been a feature of the ongoing competition between humans or children and infectious agents all over the world.

Conclusions: Drug and vaccine manufacturers from so-called innovative developing countries are assisting partnerships in their efforts to develop new products to control neglected tropical diseases. To catalyze the integration of measures in order to control neglected tropical diseases, a group of partnerships that are committed to combatting the all 14 of these diseases are cooperating with each other and Bosnia and Herzegovina, too, in the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Keywords: NTDs, children, treatment, complications, incidence