Genetic epidemiology of fecal egg excretion during Schistosoma mansoni infection in an endemic area in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

@article{Bethony2001GeneticEO,
  title={Genetic epidemiology of fecal egg excretion during Schistosoma mansoni infection in an endemic area in Minas Gerais, Brazil.},
  author={Jeffrey Michael Bethony and Andr{\'e}a Gazzinelli and Andre Henrique de oliveira Lopes and Wilton Pereira and L{\'u}cia Fraga Alves-Oliveira and S Willams-Blangero and John Blangero and Philip T. Loverde and Rodrigo Corr{\^e}a-Oliveira},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2001},
  volume={96 Suppl},
  pages={49-55}
}
There is considerable variation in the level of fecal egg excretion during Schistosoma mansoni infections. Within a single endemic area, the distribution of egg counts is typically overdispersed, with the majority of eggs excreted coming from a minority of residents. The purpose of this study was to quantify the influence of genetic factors on patterns of fecal egg excretion in a rural study sample in Brazil. Individual fecal egg excretions, expressed in eggs per gram of feces, were determined… CONTINUE READING
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