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the effect of single dose versus two doses of praziquantel on schistosoma haematobium infection and pathology among school-aged children in mali.the aim of this study was to assess the effect of two doses of 40 mg/kg praziquantel with 2 weeks interval versus a standard single dose of 40 mg/kg on cure rates, egg reduction, intensity of infection, and micro-haematuria in schistosoma haematobium infections. a randomised controlled intervention study was carried out among school-aged children in two different endemic settings with follow-up at 3, 6 and 18 months following drug administration. differences in cure rates between the two treatme ...200919281636
[geographic distribution and epidemiology of urinary schistosomiasis in mali: implications for a control program].a national survey was conducted in mali between 1986 and 1990 to determine the geographical distribution of urinary schistosomiasis in order to define an ecologically based national schistosomiasis control programme. fifty six thousand two hundreds and sixty five individuals randomly selected from 323 villages in the nine ecologically defined areas of the whole country were submitted to urine examination using filtration technique. in villages along the niger and senegal rivers, in the dogon pla ...200719434989
the impact of single versus mixed schistosome species infections on liver, spleen and bladder morbidity within malian children pre- and post-praziquantel treatment.in the developing world co-infections and polyparasitism within humans appear to be the rule rather than the exception, be it any combination of inter-specific and/or inter- and intra-genera mixed infections. mixed infections might generate synergistic or antagonistic interactions and thereby clinically affect individuals and/or impact parasite epidemiology.201020670408
impact of schistosoma haematobium infection on urinary tract pathology, nutritional status and anaemia in school-aged children in two different endemic areas of the niger river basin, mali.the aim of the present study was to contribute to define urinary schistosomiasis-related morbidity indicators and to understand the relationship between infection intensity and disease burden among school-aged children in different endemic areas of mali. a cross sectional study was undertaken in two different endemic settings: koulikoro district, along the river and selingué dam area in the niger river basin in order to compare and describe morbidity related to schistosoma haematobium infection. ...201021195046
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