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Titolo:
Prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the city of Portoviejo (Ecuador)
Autore:
Andrade, C; Alava, T; De Palacio, IA; Del Poggio, P; Jamoletti, C; Gulletta, M; Montresor, A;
Indirizzi:
Hosp Prov Seguro Social, Portoviejo, Ecuador Hosp Prov Seguro Social Portoviejo Ecuador Social, Portoviejo, Ecuador Azienda Osped Treviglio Caravaggio, UO Malattie Infett, I-24047 Bergamo, Italy Azienda Osped Treviglio Caravaggio Bergamo Italy I-24047 Bergamo, Italy Univ Brescia, Dept Infect & Trop Dis, I-25121 Brescia, Italy Univ BresciaBrescia Italy I-25121 ct & Trop Dis, I-25121 Brescia, Italy WHO, Parasit Dis & Vector Control, Communicable Dis Control, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland WHO Geneva Switzerland CH-1211 Dis Control, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Titolo Testata:
MEMORIAS DO INSTITUTO OSWALDO CRUZ
fascicolo: 8, volume: 96, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1075 - 1079
SICI:
0074-0276(200111)96:8<1075:PAIOSH>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SCHOOL-CHILDREN; TRICHURIS-TRICHIURA; ALBENDAZOLE; HOOKWORM; GROWTH; INFECTIONS;
Keywords:
soil-transmitted helminthiasis; epidemiological survey; malnutrition; schoolchildren; Ecuador;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Del Poggio, P Azienda Osped Treviglio Caravaggio, UO Malattie Infett, Ple Osped 1, I-24047 Bergamo, Italy Azienda Osped Treviglio Caravaggio Ple Osped 1 Bergamo Italy I-24047
Citazione:
C. Andrade et al., "Prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in the city of Portoviejo (Ecuador)", MEM I OSW C, 96(8), 2001, pp. 1075-1079

Abstract

We studied the stool samples of 151 school children in a district of the city of Portoviejo (Ecuador) in order to determine the prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and their relationships with anthropometric indices. The samples were analyzed with the semiquantitative Kato-Katz technique and the intensity of infections was categorized as light, moderate or high according to the thresholds set by the World Health Organization. Prevalence of soil transmitted helmintiasis was 65% (92 out of 141 collected samples), Ascaris lumbricoides was the most common STH (63%) followed by Trichuris trichiura (10%) and hook-worm (1.4%). Heavy intensity infections were found in 8.5% of the stool samples, with T. trichiura. showing higher worm burdens than A. lumbricoides. Sixteen percent of the children were below the third percentile for weight (wasted), while 27% were belowthe third percentile for height (stunted). A significant relationship was found between the worm burden and the degree of stunting. This study suggests that the periodic administration of an antihelminthic drug should be targeted to preschool and school children to allow a normal growth spurt and prevent stunting.

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