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Field Evaluation of the Meade Readiview Handheld MicroscopeFor Diagnosis of Intestinal Schistosomiasis in Ugandan School Children
(The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2005)
A novel, inexpensive handheld microscope, the Meade Readiview, was evaluated for field diagnosis of intestinal schistosomiasis by comparison of sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative ...
Schistosoma Mansoni in Infants (Aged, 3 Years) Along The Ugandan Shoreline of Lake Victoria
(The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2006-01)
In two complementary epidemiological surveys of villages on the Ugandan shoreline of Lake Victoria, the putative occurrence of intestinal schistosomiasis in the local infants (children aged ,3 years) was investigated. When, ...
Short communication: Soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Uganda: epidemiology and cost of control
(Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2005-11)
A countrywide description of the distribution of soil-transmitted helminths in Uganda is reported, based on data for 20 185 schoolchildren from 271 schools. The overall prevalence of Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura ...
Chemotherapy for Schistosomiasis in Ugandan Fishermen: Treatment Can Cause a Rapid Increase in Interleukin-5 Levels in Plasma but Decreased Levels of Eosinophilia and Worm-Specific Immunoglobulin E
(American Society for Microbiology., 2004)
Chemotherapy for blood-dwelling schistosomes kills the worms and exposes parasite antigen to the circulation.In many people from areas of endemicity, this treatment increases parasite-specific immunoglobulin E(IgE) and ...