Changing patterns of gastrointestinal parasite infections in Cambodian children: 2006-2011.



Moore, Catrin E ORCID: 0000-0002-8639-9846, Hor, Put Chhat, Soeng, Sona, Sun, Sopheary, Lee, Sue J, Parry, Christopher M ORCID: 0000-0001-7563-7282, Day, Nicholas PJ and Stoesser, Nicole ORCID: 0000-0002-4508-7969
(2012) Changing patterns of gastrointestinal parasite infections in Cambodian children: 2006-2011. Journal of tropical pediatrics, 58 (6). pp. 509-512.

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Abstract

We studied gastrointestinal parasites in symptomatic Cambodian children attending a provincial hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia between 2006 and 2011. A total of 16 372 faecal samples were examined by direct microscopy. Parasites were detected in 3121 (19.1%) samples and most common were Giardia lamblia (8.0% of samples; 47.6% disease episodes), hookworm (5.1%; 30.3%) and Strongyloides stercoralis (2.6%; 15.6%). The proportion of infected children increased, and the number of disease episodes effectively treated with a single dose of mebendazole decreased, over the 5-year period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feces, Animals, Humans, Strongyloides stercoralis, Ancylostomatoidea, Giardia lamblia, Strongyloidiasis, Hookworm Infections, Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic, Giardiasis, Mebendazole, Antinematodal Agents, Treatment Outcome, Retrospective Studies, Child, Preschool, Infant, Cambodia, Female, Male, Asian People
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 09:44
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2024 01:01
DOI: 10.1093/tropej/fms024
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3107282