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Changing patterns of gastrointestinal parasite infections in Cambodian children: 2006-2011.

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We studied gastrointestinal parasites in symptomatic Cambodian children attending a provincial hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia between 2006 and 2011. A total of 16 372 faecal samples were examined by direct microscopy. Parasites were detected in 3121 (19.1%) samples and most common were Giardia lamblia (8.0% of samples; 47.6% disease episodes), hookworm (5.1%; 30.3%) and Strongyloides stercoralis (2.6%; 15.6%). The proportion of infected children increased, and the number of disease episodes ...

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10.1093/tropej/fms024

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
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Journal of tropical pediatrics More from this journal
Volume:
58
Issue:
6
Pages:
509-512
Publication date:
2012-12-01
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EISSN:
1465-3664
ISSN:
0142-6338

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