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high fascioliasis infection in children linked to a man-made irrigation zone in peru.we detected 10 protozoan and nine helminth species in surveys of 338 5-15 year-old quechua schoolchildren in three communities of the asillo zone of the puno region, located at a very high altitude of 3910 m in the peruvian altiplano. the area proved to be hyperendemic for human fascioliasis with a 24.3% overall mean prevalence of fasciola hepatica, local prevalences ranging between 18.8 and 31.3%, and infection intensities of up to 2496 eggs per gram of faeces (epg), with 196-350 epg (mean: 279 ...200211952950
[clinical characteristics of chronic infection by fasciola hepatica in children].recent studies show that human fascioliasis is an infectious disease with significance in peru and in other latin american countries. the purpose of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics with a criteria towards the diagnosis of chronic infection by hepatic fasciola in children. sixty five individuals with ages ranging between 4 and 15 years were included, all from the district of asillo (fascioliasis endemic area) in the province of azángaro, department of puno, peru. a clinical ...200212378217
evaluation of fas2-elisa for the serological detection of fasciola hepatica infection in humans.the performance of fas2-elisa for the diagnosis of fasciola hepatica infection in children living in areas of high endemicity for fascioliasis in the peruvian andes is analyzed. fas2-elisa is based on the detection of circulating igg antibodies elicited in infected individuals against a f. hepatica antigen termed fas2. the study was conducted in three andean localities, huertas-julcan in junin, asillo in puno, and cajamarca, with a total population of 634 children in an age range 1 to 16 years o ...200717488926
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