Severe Morbidity Due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi Infection in Lao People's Democratic Republic

Title
Severe Morbidity Due to Opisthorchis viverrini and Schistosoma mekongi Infection in Lao People's Democratic Republic
Authors
Sayasone, S; Rasphone, O; Vanmany, M; Vounatsou, P; Utzinger, J; Tanner, M; Akkhavong, K; Hatz, C; Odermatt, P
Keywords
FOOD-BORNE TREMATODIASES; PDR
Issue Date
2012
Publisher
CLIN INFECT DIS
Citation
Clin. Infect. Dis.;15-Sep;2012;55;6
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.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/11267/2440
ISSN
1058-4838
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