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Title: Intestinal Helminthiasis and Anaemia in Youngsters from Matriz da Luz, District of Sao Lourenco da Mata, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Authors: Ferreira, Maria Rejane
Souza, Wayner
Perez, Emilia P.
Lapa, Tiago
Carvalho, Alexandre B.
Furtado, Andre
Coutinho, Helio B.
Wakelin, Derek
Keywords: anaemia - helminths - intestinal parasites - iron deficiency - haemoglobin
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1998
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 93 Num 3
Abstract: A group of youngsters (4-18 years old) in northeast Brazil was studied to establish the prevalence of anaemia and intestinal parasitism, as well as to analyze the correlation between them. Two criteria were used to determine the state of anaemia, the level of haemoglobin and the mean of corpuscular volume. The first was considered a single criterion and the second an associated criteria, used in an attempt to correlate anaemia with iron deficiency. The prevalence of intestinal parasitism was 93%, while the prevalence of anaemia was 43.1% and 16.1% according to the criteria employed (single or associated respectively). Anaemia was significantly associated with both sex and age. No significant statistical difference was observed when the association was made between each parasite and anaemia even with those more related to anaemia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20077
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc98055
Rights: Copyright 1998 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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