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Titolo:
The epidemiology of hookworm infection and its contribution to anaemia among pre-school children on the Kenyan Coast
Autore:
Brooker, S; Peshu, N; Warn, PA; Mosobo, M; Guyatt, HL; Marsh, K; Snow, RW;
Indirizzi:
Univ Oxford, Wellcome Trust Ctr Epidemiol Infect Dis, Oxford OX1 3PS, England Univ Oxford Oxford England OX1 3PS l Infect Dis, Oxford OX1 3PS, England Kenya Med Res Inst, Ctr Geog Med, Kilifi, Kenya Kenya Med Res Inst Kilifi Kenya d Res Inst, Ctr Geog Med, Kilifi, Kenya KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborat Programme, Nairobi, Kenya KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborat Programme Nairobi Kenya Nairobi, Kenya Univ Oxford, John Radcliffe Hosp, Dept Trop Med, Oxford OX3 9DS, England Univ Oxford Oxford England OX3 9DS ept Trop Med, Oxford OX3 9DS, England
Titolo Testata:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
fascicolo: 3, volume: 93, anno: 1999,
pagine: 240 - 246
SICI:
0035-9203(199905/06)93:3<240:TEOHIA>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MALARIA CHEMOPROPHYLAXIS; INTESTINAL PARASITES; NUTRITIONAL-STATUS; ATTRIBUTABLE RISK; HOLOENDEMIC AREA; IRON-DEFICIENCY; ENDEMIC AREAS; SEVERE ANEMIA; DISTRICT; TANZANIA;
Keywords:
hookworms; malaria; Plasmodium falciparum; haemoglobin; anaemia; pre-school children; attributable morbidity; Kenya;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
45
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Brooker, S Univ Oxford, Wellcome Trust Ctr Epidemiol Infect Dis, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PS, England Univ Oxford S Parks Rd Oxford England OX1 3PS OX1 3PS, England
Citazione:
S. Brooker et al., "The epidemiology of hookworm infection and its contribution to anaemia among pre-school children on the Kenyan Coast", T RS TROP M, 93(3), 1999, pp. 240-246

Abstract

Intestinal nematode infections are recognized as a major public health. problem, and helminth control is currently being directed towards school-agedchildren who are known to harbour the heaviest infections and are most likely to suffer from associated morbidity. However, few data are available for the epidemiology of intestinal nematodes in pre-school children in Africa, and the contribution of hookworm infection to: the aetiology and severityof anaemia among pre-school children remains poorly understood. This paperinvestigates the epidemiology of parasitic infections in 460 pre-school children who were parr of a larger case-control study of severe malaria in Kilifi on the Kenyan coast. Almost one-third (28.7%) were infected with hookworm, 20.2% with Ascaris lumbricoides and 15.0% with Trichuris trichiura. Infection prevalence of each species rose with age, and the prevalence of heavy infection with hookworm and mean intensity of hookworm were markedly age-dependent. One-third (34.3%) of children had malaria. Overall, 76.3% of children were anaemic (haemoglobin < 110 g/L), with the prevalence decreasingwith age. Anaemia was significantly worst in children with heavy hookworm infection (> 200 eggs per gram). This relationship held for all ages, both sexes, and was independent of socioeconomic factors. The application of attributable morbidity methods confirmed the contribution of hookworm infection to anaemia.

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