Soil-transmitted helminth infections: ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm

@article{Bethony2006SoiltransmittedHI,
  title={Soil-transmitted helminth infections: ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm},
  author={Jeffrey Michael Bethony and Simon J. Brooker and Marco Albonico and Stefan Michael Geiger and Alex Loukas and David Diemert and Peter Jay Hotez},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={367},
  pages={1521-1532}
}
The three main soil-transmitted helminth infections, ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm, are common clinical disorders in man. The gastrointestinal tract of a child living in poverty in a less developed country is likely to be parasitised with at least one, and in many cases all three soil-transmitted helminths, with resultant impairments in physical, intellectual, and cognitive development. The benzimidazole anthelmintics, mebendazole and albendazole, are commonly used to remove these… Expand

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