The effect of single dose versus two doses of praziquantel on Schistosoma haematobium infection and pathology among school-aged children in Mali.

@article{Sacko2009TheEO,
  title={The effect of single dose versus two doses of praziquantel on Schistosoma haematobium infection and pathology among school-aged children in Mali.},
  author={Moussa Sacko and Pascal Magnussen and Mamadou Traor{\'e} and Aly Landour{\'e} and A{\"i}ssata Doucour{\'e} and Claus M. Reimert and Birgitte J. Vennervald},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={136 13},
  pages={
          1851-7
        }
}
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of two doses of 40 mg/kg praziquantel with 2 weeks interval versus a standard single dose of 40 mg/kg on cure rates, egg reduction, intensity of infection, and micro-haematuria in Schistosoma haematobium infections. A randomised controlled intervention study was carried out among school-aged children in two different endemic settings with follow-up at 3, 6 and 18 months following drug administration. Differences in cure rates between the two… CONTINUE READING

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