predicting frequency distribution and influence of sociodemographic and behavioral risk factors of schistosoma mansoni infection and analysis of co-infection with intestinal parasites.geospatial analysis was used to study the epidemiology of schistosoma mansoni, intestinal parasites and co-infections in an area (ilha das flores) in sergipe, brazil. we collected individually georeferenced sociodemographic, behavioral and parasitological data from 500 subjects, analyzed them by conventional statistics, and produced risk maps by kernel estimation. the prevalence rates found were: s. mansoni (24.0%), trichuris trichiura (54.8%), ascaris lumbricoides (49.2%), hookworm (17.6%) and ...201526054512
the stool examination reports amoeba cysts: should you treat in the face of over diagnosis and lack of specificity of light microscopy?amoebiasis is a common clinical diagnosis in tropical settings and clinicians continue to treat asymptomatic carriers diagnosed by light microscopy. a minority of carriers, however, are infected with entamoeba histolytica and the remaining with the non-pathogenic entamoeba dispar. we compared the diagnostic results of 298 asymptomatic residents of aracaju, brazil, obtained by different diagnostic methods, and ascertained their clinical symptoms, to highlight the implications for practitioners. f ...200414959971
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