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Severe morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao PDR

Sayasone, S. and Rasphone, O. and Vanmany, M. and Vounatsou, P. and Utzinger, J. and Tanner, M. and Akkhavong, K. and Hatz, C. and Odermatt, P.. (2012) Severe morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao PDR. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Vol. 55, H. 6 , e54-e57.

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Abstract

We assessed morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infections in 243 individuals in Lao PDR. Morbidity was associated with O. viverrini infection intensity. Co-infection with S. mekongi resulted in excess risk of liver fibrosis and left liver lobe enlargement. The high public health impact of opisthorchiasis warrants control
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences
UniBasel Contributors:Vounatsou, Penelope and Tanner, Marcel and Hatz, Christoph and Utzinger, Jürg and Odermatt, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1058-4838
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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