Epidemiology of Strongyloides stercoralis on Mekong islands in southern Laos.

  title={Epidemiology of Strongyloides stercoralis on Mekong islands in southern Laos.},
  author={Youthanavanh Vonghachack and Somphou Sayasone and Dalouny Bouakhasith and Keoka Taisayavong and Kongsap Akkavong and Peter Odermatt},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={141 Pt B},
Strongyloides stercoralis is a neglected helminth infection potentially that can lead to systemic infection in immunocompromised individuals. In Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR, Laos), information on S. stercoralis infection is scarce. We assessed S. stercoralis infection and associated risk factors and symptoms on the Mekong islands in Southern Laos. Baermann and Kato-Katz techniques were performed on two stool samples from each individual to detect S. stercoralis larvae and… CONTINUE READING
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