Epidemiology and control of enterobiasis in a developmental center.

@article{Lohiya2000EpidemiologyAC,
  title={Epidemiology and control of enterobiasis in a developmental center.},
  author={G S Lohiya and Lilia Tan-Figueroa and Francis M. Crinella and Sonia Lohiya},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={172 5},
  pages={
          305-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if enterobiasis could be controlled in a developmental center. DESIGN Population-based study. Annual screening of all residents by perianal swabs for enterobiasis and on admission or discharge. Treatment of infected residents and their contacts with mebendazole, 100 mg orally, with two doses given 14 days apart. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The number of residents with enterobiasis and the cost of the program. RESULTS The prevalence of enterobiasis fell rapidly and… CONTINUE READING

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