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Schistosoma haematobium egg excretion does not increase after exercise : implications for diagnostic testing

Coulibaly, Jean T. and Andrews, Jason R. and Lo, Nathan C. and N'Goran, Eliézer K. and Utzinger, Jürg and Keiser, Jennifer and Bogoch, Isaac I.. (2018) Schistosoma haematobium egg excretion does not increase after exercise : implications for diagnostic testing. American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 98 (3). pp. 772-775.

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Abstract

Children are frequently invited to exercise before micturition, as it is believed that this activity will result in higher; Schistosoma haematobium; egg excretion, and hence, increases sensitivity of microscopic diagnoses. However, the evidence of this recommendation is scant. In the study presented here, 257 children, aged 2-15 years from south Côte d'Ivoire, provided urine samples for microscopy on consecutive days; one sample without prior exercise and one sample after exercise. Comparing the same individuals without and with prior exercise, sample positivity for; S. haematobium; (25.7% versus 23.0%,; P; = 0.31) and mean egg counts (10.2 eggs/10 mL versus 8.5 eggs/10 mL,; P; = 0.45) did not differ. Exercise before urine collection does not appear to increase; S. haematobium; egg excretion.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology > Helminth Drug Development (Keiser)
UniBasel Contributors:Coulibaly, Jean and Utzinger, Jürg and Keiser, Jennifer
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Williams and Wilkins
ISSN:0002-9637
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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