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NOT Open Access | Co‐infections with Plasmodium, Ascaris and Giardia among Rwandan schoolchildren

April 9, 2019 - 13:10 -- NOT Open Access
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Dominik Geus, Kevin C. Sifft, Frank P. Mockenhaupt, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume24, Issue4 April 2019 Pages 409-420

Parasitic co‐infections are common in Rwandan schoolchildren, and are associated with a rather silent clinical manifestation that nevertheless may affect school performance and long‐term development.

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Effect of a short course of iron polymaltose on acquisition of malarial parasitaemia in anaemic Indonesian schoolchildren: a randomized trial

February 8, 2017 - 16:23 -- Open Access
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Margaretta A. Prasetyani, Quirijn de Mast, Robel Afeworki, Maria M. M. Kaisar, Difa Stefanie, Erliyani Sartono, Taniawati Supali and André J. van der Ven
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:50, 28 January 2017

A short course of IPM should be used cautiously in anaemic children in malaria endemic areas, as it has limited efficacy in treating iron deficiency, while it increases the rate of microscopic malarial parasitaemia in those with replete iron stores.

Comparing insecticide-treated bed net use to Plasmodium falciparum infection among schoolchildren living near Lake Victoria, Kenya

December 29, 2015 - 16:11 -- Open Access
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Collins Okoyo, Charles Mwandawiro, Jimmy Kihara, Elses Simiyu, Caroline Gitonga, Abdisalan Noor, Sammy Njenga, Robert Snow
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:515 (22 December 2015)

Malaria transmission continues to be high around Lake Victoria.

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Efficacy and safety of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in schoolchildren: a systematic review

November 18, 2015 - 14:10 -- Open Access
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Junior Matangila, Patrick Mitashi, Raquel Inocêncio da Luz, Pascal Lutumba, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:450 (14 November 2015)

IPTsc may reduce the malaria-related burden in schoolchildren.

Measurement of Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity using serological cohort data from Indonesian school children

January 23, 2013 - 06:22 -- Open Access
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Bretscher MT, Supargiyono S, Wijayanti MA, Nugraheni D, Widyastuti AN, Lobo NF, Hawley WA, Cook J, Drakeley CJ
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:21 (17 January 2013)
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This analysis shows that it is possible to measure SCR's from individual-level longitudinal data on antibody titres.

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Open Access | Chronic Hepatosplenomegaly in African School Children: A Common but Neglected Morbidity Associated with Schistosomiasis and Malaria

September 6, 2011 - 08:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Shona Wilson, Birgitte J. Vennervald, David W. Dunne
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(8): e1149

Chronic hepatosplenomegaly, which is known to have a complex aetiology, is common amongst children who reside in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Plasmodium falciparum and helminth coinfections among schoolchildren in relation to agro-ecosystems in Mvomero District, Tanzania

August 30, 2011 - 12:03 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Leonard E.G. Mboera, Kesheni P. Senkoro, Susan F. Rumisha, Benjamin K. Mayala, Elizabeth H. Shayo, Malongo R.S. Mlozi
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Acta Tropica, Volume 120, Issues 1-2, October-November 2011, Pages 95-102

Malaria–helminth coinfections are prevalent among schoolchildren in rural Tanzania and the pattern varies between agro-ecosystems.

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Open Access | Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Three Regimens for Prevention of Malaria: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Ugandan Schoolchildren

October 22, 2010 - 09:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Joaniter Nankabirwa, Bonnie Cundill, Sian Clarke, Narcis Kabatereine, Philip J. Rosenthal, Grant Dorsey, Simon Brooker, Sarah G. Staedke
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PLoS ONE 5(10): e13438

DP was the most efficacious and well-tolerated regimen tested, although AQ+SP appears to be a suitable alternative for IPT in schoolchildren. Use of SP for IPT may not be appropriate in areas with high-level SP resistance in Africa.

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Minimal Association of Common Red Blood Cell Polymorphisms with Plasmodium falciparum Infection and Uncomplicated Malaria in Papua New Guinean School Children

October 4, 2010 - 11:57 -- Patrick Sampao
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Enmoore L., Livingstone T., et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg, Oct 2010; 83: 828 - 833.

In a cohort of children 5–14 years of age the effect of +-thalassemia, SAO (SLC4A127), CR1 polymorphisms, and Gerbich negativity (GYPCex3) on risk of P. falciparum infections and uncomplicated illness were evaluated.

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Open Access | Can treatment of malaria be restricted to parasitologically confirmed malaria? A school-based study in Benin in children with and without fever

April 22, 2010 - 13:42 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Faucher J, Makoutode P, Abiou G, Beheton T, Houze P, Ouendo E, Houze S, Deloron P, Cot M
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:104 (21 April 2010)

Applying a policy of restricting anti-malarials to RDT-confirmed cases is consistent with an adequate management of fevers in this population. Further studies on the management of fever in younger children are of upmost importance.

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