Reinfection with Ascaris lumbricoides after chemotherapy: a comparative study in three villages with varying sanitation.

  • Fitzroy J. Henry
  • Published 1988 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…


This study examined the effect of the 2 major means of control of Ascaris lumbricoides--chemotherapy and sanitation. About 200 pre-school Caribbean children living in 3 villages with varying sanitation were studied by quantitative stool examination for the presence of the eggs of helminths. Children with Ascaris eggs were treated with piperazine. Over a 2… (More)

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