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Titolo:
Multiple helminth infections in children: impact and control
Autore:
Drake, LJ; Bundy, DAP;
Indirizzi:
Univ Oxford, Wellcome Trust Ctr Epidemiol Infect Dis, Sci Coordinating CtrPartnership Child Dev, Oxford OX1 3PS, England Univ Oxford Oxford EnglandOX1 3PS ip Child Dev, Oxford OX1 3PS, England World Bank, Human Dev Network, Washington, DC 20433 USA World Bank Washington DC USA 20433 Dev Network, Washington, DC 20433 USA
Titolo Testata:
PARASITOLOGY
, volume: 122, anno: 2001, supplemento:, S
pagine: S73 - S81
SICI:
0031-1820(2001)122:<S73:MHIICI>2.0.ZU;2-K
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TRICHURIS-TRICHIURA INFECTION; IRON-DEFICIENCY ANEMIA; SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN; ASCARIS-LUMBRICOIDES; HOOKWORM INFECTION; PARASITIC INFECTIONS; EDUCATIONAL-ACHIEVEMENT; GEOHELMINTH INFECTIONS; NEMATODE INFECTIONS; PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN;
Keywords:
helminth; multiple infections; school-age child;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
91
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Drake, LJ Univ Oxford, Wellcome Trust Ctr Epidemiol Infect Dis, Sci Coordinating CtrPartnership Child Dev, S Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PS, England Univ Oxford S Parks Rd Oxford England OX1 3PS OX1 3PS, England
Citazione:
L.J. Drake e D.A.P. Bundy, "Multiple helminth infections in children: impact and control", PARASITOL, 122, 2001, pp. S73-S81

Abstract

Parasitic worm infections are amongst the most widespread of all chronic human infections. It is estimated that there are more than 3 billion infections in the world today. In many low income countries it is often more common to be infected than not to he. Indeed, a child growing up in an endemic community can expect be infected soon after meaning, and to be infected and constantly reinfected for the rest of her or his life. Infection is most common amongst the poorest and most disadvantaged communities, and is typically most intense in children of school going age. As the risk of morbidity is directly related to intensity of infection, it follows that children are the most at risk from the morbid effects of disease. Multiparasite infections are also common in such communities and there is evidence that individuals harbouring such infections may suffer exacerbated morbidity, making children even more vulnerable. Thus, these infections pose a serious threat to the health and development of children in low income countries. For man!)cars, the need to control these infections has lain uncontested, and with theadvent of broad-spectrum anthelminthic drugs that are cheap, safe and simple to deliver, control has at last become a viable option for many communities. Furthermore, there is now increased emphasis being placed on a multispecies approach as a cost-effective mechanism to control the morbidity of virtually all the major helminthic infections of humans.

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