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Schistosomiasis in African infants and preschool children: let them now be treated!

Stothard, Russell ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9370-3420, Sousa-Figueiredo, J.C., Betson, Martha, Bustinduy, Amaya L. and Reinhard-Rupp, Jutta (2013) 'Schistosomiasis in African infants and preschool children: let them now be treated!'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 29, Issue 4, pp. 197-205.

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Abstract

The occurrence of schistosomiasis within African infants and preschool children has been much better documented in recent years, revealing an important burden of disease previously overlooked. Despite mounting evidence showing that treatment with praziquantel is safe, beneficial, and could be delivered within ongoing public health interventions, young children still do not have satisfactory access to this drug, and a significant treatment gap exists. Progress towards resolution of this unfortunate health inequity is highlighted, including the development of an appropriate paediatric praziquantel formulation, and present blocks are identified on securing this issue within the international health agenda.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Anti-Inflammatory Agents. Anti-Infective Agents. Antineoplastic Agents > QV 253 Anthelmintics
WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 110 Prevention and control of communicable diseases. Transmission of infectious diseases
WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 810 Schistosomiasis
WS Pediatrics > By Age Groups > WS 440 Preschool child
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2013.02.001
Depositing User: Lynn Roberts-Maloney
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 09:06
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:06
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/3379

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