publication . Article . 2012

The promise and pitfalls of mass drug administration to control intestinal helminth infections:

Humphries, Debbie; Nguyen, Sara; Boakye, Daniel; Wilson, Michael; Cappello, Michael;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012
Abstract
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intestinal helminth infections continue to cause significant morbidity in resource-limited settings. Recent efforts at global control have centered on mass drug administration (MDA) of praziquantel and benzimidazole anthelminthics to reduce the prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted nematode infections, respectively. This review summarizes progress and potential challenges associated with MDA. RECENT FINDINGS: Data from studies conducted in endemic areas show that chemotherapeutic interventions can reduce prevalence and intensity of infection with intestinal helminths, and have the potential to reduce trans...
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