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

Stothard, JR, Sousa-Figueiredo, JC, Betson, M, Bustinduy, A and Reinhard-Rupp, J (2013) Schistosomiasis in African infants and preschool children: let them now be treated! Trends Parasitol, 29 (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
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Stothard, JRUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sousa-Figueiredo, JCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Betson, Mm.betson@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Bustinduy, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reinhard-Rupp, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : April 2013
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.pt.2013.02.001
Uncontrolled Keywords : Africa, Animals, Anthelmintics, Child, Preschool, Humans, Infant, Praziquantel, Prevalence, Public Health, Schistosomiasis
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:33
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:50
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/828272

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