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Open Access | Efficacy of praziquantel and artemisinin derivatives for the treatment and prevention of human schistosomiasis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

October 21, 2011 - 10:06 -- Patrick Sampao
Liu R, Dong H, Guo Y, Zhao Q, Jiang M
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:201 (17 October 2011)

MalariaWorldIn this article, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the antischistosomal efficacy of different medication strategies including monotherapy or combination therapies of these drugs.


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Open Access | Knowledge Attitudes and Practices of grade three primary schoolchildren in relation to schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in Zimbabwe

June 13, 2011 - 14:54 -- Patrick Sampao
Nicholas Midzi, Sekesai Mtapuri-Zinyowera, Takafira Mduluza, et al.
BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:169, 13 June 2011

This study sought to assess KAP of grade 3 children in relation to schistosomiasis, STHs and malaria in order to establish an effective school based health education for disease transmission control.


False-Positive Plasmodium falciparum Histidine-Rich Protein 2 Immunocapture Assay Results for Acute Schistosomiasis Caused by Schistosoma mekongi

May 28, 2011 - 11:28 -- Patrick Sampao
Eyal Leshem, Nathan Keller, Daphna Guthman, Tamar Grossman, Michal Solomon, Esther Marva and Eli Schwartz
J. Clin. Microbiol., Jun 2011; 49: 2331 - 2332.

We report seven cases of false-positive Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein 2 (PfHRP2) malaria assay results in patients with acute schistosomiasis caused by Schistosoma mekongi.

Health implications of chronic hepatosplenomegaly in Kenyan school-aged children chronically exposed to malarial infections and Schistosoma mansoni

February 4, 2010 - 15:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Shona Wilson, Birgitte J. Vennervald, Hilda Kadzo, Edmund Ireri, Clifford Amaganga, Mark Bootha, H. Curtis Kariuki, Joseph K. Mwatha, Gachuhi Kimani, John H. Ouma, Eric Muchiri and David W. Dunne
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 110-116

Here, two potential health consequences, i.e. dilation of the portal vein (indicative of increased portal pressure) and stunting of growth, were investigated in a study area where children were chronically exposed to malaria throughout while S. mansoni transmission was geographically restricted.

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