A comparison of methods for detecting the eggs of Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm in infant stool, and the epidemiology of infection in Zanzibari infants.

@article{Goodman2007ACO,
  title={A comparison of methods for detecting the eggs of Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm in infant stool, and the epidemiology of infection in Zanzibari infants.},
  author={David W. Goodman and Hamad Juma Haji and Quentin D. Bickle and Rebecca J Stoltzfus and James M. Tielsch and Mahdi M. Ramsan and Lorenzo Savioli and Marco Albonico},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2007},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={725-31}
}
This study compared five methods for detecting the eggs of the human parasitic geohelminths Ascaris, Trichuris, and hookworm in infant stool, and describes the epidemiology of infection in infants from a parasite-endemic area. A total of 424 infants 5-11 months old were enrolled from three villages on Pemba Island, Zanzibar. Methods used included the Kato-Katz technique, formol ethyl acetate sedimentation, modified formol ethyl acetate sedimentation, modified Wisconsin floatation, and simple… CONTINUE READING
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