Schistosoma japonicum reinfection after praziquantel treatment causes anemia associated with inflammation.

@article{Leenstra2006SchistosomaJR,
  title={Schistosoma japonicum reinfection after praziquantel treatment causes anemia associated with inflammation.},
  author={Tjalling Leenstra and Hannah M Coutinho and Luz P. Acosta and Gretchen C. Langdon and Li Su and Remigio M. Olveda and S T McGarvey and Jonathan D. Kurtis and Jennifer F. Friedman},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 11},
  pages={6398-407}
}
There is a relationship between schistosomiasis and anemia, although the magnitude and exact mechanisms involved are unclear. In a cohort of 580 Schistosoma japonicum-infected 7- to 30-year-old patients from Leyte, The Philippines, we evaluated the impact of reinfection with S. japonicum after treatment with praziquantel on the mean hemoglobin level, iron-deficiency (IDA) and non-iron-deficiency anemia (NIDA), and inflammatory markers. All participants were treated at baseline and followed up… CONTINUE READING

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