Correlation between Discharged Worms and Fecal Egg Counts in Human Clonorchiasis

  title={Correlation between Discharged Worms and Fecal Egg Counts in Human Clonorchiasis},
  author={Jae-Hwan Kim and Min Ho Choi and Young Mee Bae and Jin Kyoung Oh and Min Kyung Lim and Sung Tae Hong},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Stool examination by counting eggs per gram of feces (EPGs) is the best method to estimate worm burden of Clonorchis sinensis in infected humans. The present study investigated a correlation between EPGs and worm burden in human clonorchiasis. METHODS AND FINDINGS A total of 60 residents, 50 egg-positive and 10 egg-negative, in Sancheong-gun, Korea, participated in this worm collection trial in 2006-2009. They were diagnosed by egg positivity in feces using the Kato-Katz method… CONTINUE READING
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