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Impacts of parasite infections and dietary intake on child growth in the schistosomiasis-endemic Dongting Lake region, China.

Zhou, Huan; Ohtsuka, Ryutaro; He, Yongkang; Yuan, Liping; Yamauchi, Taro; Sleigh, Adrian


The simultaneous impacts of parasitic infections and dietary intake on growth patterns were investigated for 427 children aged 10-13 years in the schistosomiasis-endemic Dongting Lake region of China. Height, weight, mid-upper arm circumference, and skinfold thicknesses (triceps, biceps, and subscapular) were measured, and eggs of Schistosoma japonicum, Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and Fasciolopsis buski in the collected stool samples of each subject were detected by Kato-Katz...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


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