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Title: Hookworm infections of schoolchildren in Southern Thailand
Authors: Malinee T. Anantaphruti
Wanna Maipanich
Chatree Muennoo
Somchit Pubampen
Surapol Sanguankiat
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2002
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.33, No.3 (2002), 468-473
Abstract: A study of hookworm infections of schoolchildren was conducted in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand. Of the 2,940 hookworms that were recovered from the children, almost all (99.9%), were Necator americanus, only three (0.1%) were identified as Ancylostoma duodenale, and all were female worms. An estimation of the worm burden of and the worm expulsion from the schoolchildren indicated there were 17 cases of light intensity hookworm infection. Fifteen cases (88.2%) expelled worms in numbers that corresponded with the worm burden that was estimated from the number of eggs per gram of feces. Two cases (11.8%) expelled more worms than predicted. In 16 moderate intensity cases, five (31.3%) expelled worms in a quantity that corresponding with the estimated worm burden. Eleven cases (68.7%) expelled fewer worms than predicted. All cases of heavy intensity infection expelled fewer worms than predicted.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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