Corpus ID: 12815891

Parasitic infections among Karen in Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand.

  title={Parasitic infections among Karen in Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand.},
  author={C. Nithikathkul and B. Changsap and S. Wannapinyosheep and Naiyana Arnat and Somprathana Kongkham and Rachadaporn Benchawattananon and S. Leemingsawat},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={34 Suppl 2},
  • C. Nithikathkul, B. Changsap, +4 authors S. Leemingsawat
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of intestinal parasitic and malarial infections during a period of low infection among the residents of remote Karen villages in Thailand. Fifty-five males and 64 females, aged 6 months to 70 years, were examined for malaria by thick blood smears using the Giemsa staining technique. Of the 119 subjects, 4 (3.36%) showed positive for malaria with vivax gametocytes. Results suggested that mass screening was not an effective way for diagnosing… CONTINUE READING
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