Utility of Repeated Praziquantel Dosing in the Treatment of Schistosomiasis in High-Risk Communities in Africa: A Systematic Review

@inproceedings{King2011UtilityOR,
  title={Utility of Repeated Praziquantel Dosing in the Treatment of Schistosomiasis in High-Risk Communities in Africa: A Systematic Review},
  author={Charles H King and Stephanie K. Olbrych and Margaret Mei Ling Soon and Mendel E Singer and Jen Carter and Daniel G. Colley},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Controversy persists about the optimal approach to drug-based control of schistosomiasis in high-risk communities. In a systematic review of published studies, we examined evidence for incremental benefits from repeated praziquantel dosing, given 2 to 8 weeks after an initial dose, in Schistosoma-endemic areas of Africa. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We performed systematic searches of electronic databases PubMed and EMBASE for relevant data using search terms 'schistosomiasis… CONTINUE READING