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Complexities and Perplexities: A Critical Appraisal of the Evidence for Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection-Related Morbidity

Campbell, Suzy J; Nery, Susana V; Doi, Suhail A; Gray, Darren J; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; McCarthy, James S; Traub, Rebecca J; Andrews, Ross M; Clements, Archie C A


BACKGROUND Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) have acute and chronic manifestations, and can result in lifetime morbidity. Disease burden is difficult to quantify, yet quantitative evidence is required to justify large-scale deworming programmes. A recent Cochrane systematic review, which influences Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates for STH, has again called into question the evidence for deworming benefit on morbidity due to STH. In this narrative review, we investigate in detail what the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-05
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004566


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