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Hookworm infections of schoolchildren in southern Thailand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12693578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Malinee T Anantaphruti; Wanna Maipanich; Chatree Muennoo; Somchit Pubampen; Surapol Sanguankiat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-15     Completed Date:  2003-07-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  468-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Helminthology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Hookworm Infections / epidemiology*,  parasitology*
Necator / isolation & purification,  parasitology*
Parasite Egg Count
Thailand / epidemiology

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