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Intestinal parasites and pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4058821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intestinal parasites and pregnancy commonly coexist. Environmental, nutritional, and immunologic factors influence the clinical manifestations and determine the need for treatment of intestinal parasitism during pregnancy. No serious medical or obstetric problems attributable to intestinal parasites developed among 147 parasitized pregnant refugees living and delivering in a refugee camp in Southeast Thailand. These patients received adequate nutrition, careful prenatal monitoring, and no antiparasitic drug therapy. During pregnancy chemotherapy for intestinal parasites should not be used unless required for appropriate clinical and public health reasons.
F D'Alauro; R V Lee; K Pao-In; M Khairallah
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1985 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-25     Completed Date:  1985-11-25     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  639-43     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Giardiasis / epidemiology*,  therapy
Hookworm Infections / epidemiology*,  therapy
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications / parasitology*,  therapy
Prenatal Care
Prospective Studies

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