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- Hansen, E.P., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of helminthology 2016 v.90 no.3 pp. 298-302
- Trichuris trichiura; albendazole; anemia; cognition; colitis; drugs; dysentery; eggs; fecal egg count; fecundity; females; helminths; humans; longevity; mebendazole; prepatent period
- ... More than 400 million humans are estimated to be infected with the intestinal helminth parasite, Trichuris trichiura. The infection is chronic in nature and high-intensity infection can lead to colitis, anaemia, Trichuris Dysentery Syndrome and reduced cognitive performance. Single doses of 400 mg albendazole or 500 mg mebendazole (MBZ) are used in mass drug administration programmes, but this has ...