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Severe morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao People's Democratic Republic


Sayasone, Somphou; Rasphone, Oroth; Vanmany, Monely; Vounatsou, Penelope; Utzinger, Jürg; Tanner, Marcel; Akkhavong, Kongsap; Hatz, Christoph; Odermatt, Peter (2012). Severe morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infection in Lao People's Democratic Republic. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 55(6):e54-e57.

Abstract

We assessed morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infections in 243 individuals in Lao People's Democratic Republic. Morbidity was associated with O. viverrini infection intensity. Coinfection with S. mekongi resulted in excess risk of liver fibrosis and left liver lobe enlargement. The high public health impact of opisthorchiasis warrants control.

Abstract

We assessed morbidity due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi infections in 243 individuals in Lao People's Democratic Republic. Morbidity was associated with O. viverrini infection intensity. Coinfection with S. mekongi resulted in excess risk of liver fibrosis and left liver lobe enlargement. The high public health impact of opisthorchiasis warrants control.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:18 Jan 2013 07:37
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 18:25
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1058-4838
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cis528
PubMed ID:22670046

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