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evaluation of a twice-a-week application of 1% niclosamide lotion in preventing schistosoma haematobium reinfection.a randomized double-blind trial was conducted to assess the efficacy of a twice-a-week application of 1% niclosamide lotion for prevention of schistosoma haematobium reinfection. six hundred farmers in fayoum, egypt, 18-40 years of age, were treated to cure their s. haematobium infection, then randomly assigned to self-apply niclosamide or placebo lotion to their limbs, neck, and torso. subjects were exposed to schistosomal-infested water during routine irrigation activities from april to octobe ...19947810826
is schistosoma mansoni replacing schistosoma haematobium in the fayoum?schistosoma mansoni is progressively replacing s. haematobium along the nile river in egypt. this change has occurred in the past 15-20 years following construction of the aswan high dam in the 1960s. the cause is a shift in relative abundance of the snail vectors biomphalaria alexandrina and bulinus truncatus. biomphalaria is increasing while the latter has disappeared from a village in the fayoum where formerly only schistosomiasis haematobia was endemic. a cross-sectional household survey in ...19938279637
seasonality as a determinant of the efficacy of praziquantel in population-based chemotherapy: lessons from the practice.during october-november 1991, 1356 male farmers, 18-40 years old from a village in fayoum governorate, egypt, were examined for schistosoma haematobium infection. the prevalence of infection was 22.2%. infected farmers were treated immediately with praziquantel at the recommended dose of 40 mg/kg body weight in a single, oral dose. twelve weeks after treatment 86/262 (32.8%) infected farmers were negative for s. haematobium eggs in urine. in another study conducted in a satellite village in the ...19989617037
the epidemiology of schistosomiasis in egypt: summary findings in nine governorates.health questionnaires and parasitologic examinations of urine and stool were evaluated from a stratified random sample of 89,180 individuals from 17,172 households in 251 rural communities in 9 governorates of egypt to investigate the prevalence of, risk factors for, and changing pattern of infection with schistosoma sp. in egypt. a subset, every fifth household, or 18,600 subjects, had physical and ultrasound examinations to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for morbidity. prevalen ...200010813505
clinical and parasitological studies on the efficacy of mirazid in treatment of schistosomiasis haematobium in tatoon, etsa center, el fayoum governorate.no doubt, schistosomiasis tops all the endemic parasitic diseases world-wide particularly in egypt. this study evaluated the efficacy of mirazid (commiphora molmol) in the treatment of parasitologically and clinically and ultrasonography confirmed cases of schistosomiasis haematobium in tatoon village. a sum of 70 out of 885 individuals of both sexes (>15 to 60 years old) screened for s. haematobium infection were selected. they had light infection (1-10 eggs/10 ml.), moderate infection (10-100 ...200314708852
efficacy of myrrh in the treatment of schistosomiasis (haematobium and mansoni) in ezbet el-bakly, tamyia center, el-fayoum governorate, egypt.schistosomiasis remains a public health problem in egypt, despite the continuous control effort. most of the anti-schistosomal drugs have deleterious side effects or low efficacy. this necessitates a search for new safe and effective drug. a field survey was done in ezbet el-bakly (tamyia center) el-fayoum governorate to determine the magnitude of schistosomiasis haematobium and mansoni and to evaluate the efficacy of mirazid (the oleo-resin extract from myrrh of commiphora molmol tree, family: ...200415287168
evaluation of the effectiveness of dipstick haematuria and proteinuria in screening schistosoma haematobium infection among school children in upper egypt.this study aimed at evaluation of validity and reliability of dipstick haematuria and proteinuria in screening school children for schistosoma haematobium infection. it included a random sample of 400 school children aged 6-15 years in rural area of fayoum governorate, upper egypt. urine samples of the studied children were tested parasitologically by urine filtration technique as a reference test and semiquantitatively for haematuria and proteinuria using urine reagent strips as screening tests ...199617214186
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