Kenneth E Mott

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In an endemic area on Lake Volta, Ghana, urinary blood and protein levels as determined by chemical reagent strips in persons infected with Schistosoma haematobium, particularly in children aged between 5 and 14, correlated positively with urinary egg counts. Geometric mean S haematobium egg counts were 10 or more times higher in urine specimens with at(More)
CHAGAS' disease (South American try-panosomiasis) is caused by infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. The flagellate parasite enters the host when the exereta of the infected Triatoma vector come in contact with broken human skin or intact mucosa. The acute phase of the disease, characterized by a febrile illness with myocarditis and rarely meningoencephalitis,(More)
  • A el Malatawy, A el Habashy, N Lechine, H Dixon, A Davis, K E Mott
  • 1992
Selective population chemotherapy using a single dose of praziquantel (40 mg per kg body weight), which was offered to 29,365 schoolchildren in Abu El Matameer and 40,241 in Abo Homos districts, Beheira governorate in the Nile delta, reduced the prevalence of schistosomiasis from 75.4% to 40.9% (reduction of 45.8%) and from 80.5% to 30.8% (reduction of(More)
A cross-sectional study of morbidity associated with Schistosoma mansoni infection in an area in North-East Brazil where the disease is endemic was carried out in 1974. The survey was repeated in 1977, before mass treatment with oxamniquine, providing a cohort of 210 individuals who had both examinations. The high prevalence of hepatomegaly (over 80%) and(More)
This prospective study has shown that oxamniquine treatment controlled endemic schistosomiasis mansoni in a defined rural population in Castro Alves, north-east Brazil. Data before and after treatment spanning 11 years were collected for a cohort of 191 residents. Before treatment (1974-77), the cohort was heavily infected and the prevalence of associated(More)
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