Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017

  • Aquagenic Pruritus: A Review of the Pathophysiology – Beyound Histamine

    Ekpe EL, Utomi Mercy Nkemjika

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 40-43
    Received: Jun. 05, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 05, 2017
    Published: Aug. 16, 2017
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    Abstract: Aquagenic pruritus is a common dermatological problem with prevalence as high as 26.5% in some locations of the world. Pruritus is the major symptom manifesting as prick-like, burning or biting sensation after contact with water. Histamine from mast cells has been the main culprit responsible for the itching associated with this problem and some pa... Show More
  • Antimycotic and Antibacterial Activity of Aframomum melegueta Seed Extracts Against Bacteria and Fungi Species from Food Sources

    Alloysius Chibuike Ogodo, Chioma Blessing Nwaneri, Dawn Ify Agwaranze, Jonathan Ewanfo Inetianbor, Christopher Uchechukwu Okoronkwo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 44-50
    Received: Jun. 15, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 21, 2017
    Published: Aug. 16, 2017
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    Abstract: The antibacterial and antimycotic activity of Aframomum melegueta seeds were investigated against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas earuginosa, Salmonella species, Klebsiella species, Bacillus species, Fusarium species, Rhizopus species, Aspergillus species, Penicillium species and Mucor species isolated from spoiled bread and to... Show More
  • An Audit of Routine Chest X-ray Done During Pre-employment Medical Screening in South-Western Nigeria

    Anselm Ejike Chukwuani, Abimbola Osanaiye, Obinna Franklin Eneje, David Oselumenosen Omiyi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2017
    Pages: 51-54
    Received: Jun. 10, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 30, 2017
    Published: Aug. 24, 2017
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    Abstract: Routine pre-employment chest radiography is one of the examinations performed to assess the medical fitness of prospective employees in many establishments around the world. It is also used to ensure that prospective employees can perform their jobs safely without placing co-workers and others at potential health risk by ruling out the existence of... Show More