Ascariasis and malnutrition. A study in urban Ethiopian children.


Treatment of 13 urban Ethiopian children with mild ascariasis did not produce any evidence of improved intestinal morphology and absorption or nutritional status. Ascariasis treatment had no impact on anthropometric measures in an additional study group of 84 children. A review of the literature reveals that the nutritional consequences of ascariasis are uncertain.

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@article{Freij1979AscariasisAM, title={Ascariasis and malnutrition. A study in urban Ethiopian children.}, author={Lennart Freij and Gunnar W Meeuwisse and Nils Oskar Berg and Stig Wall and Mehari Gebre-Medhin}, journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition}, year={1979}, volume={32 7}, pages={1545-53} }