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Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2001 Sep-Oct;95(5):542-4.

Development and validation of a 'tablet pole' for the administration of praziquantel in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • 1World Health Organization, Diseases Control, Prevention and Eradication, Parasitic Diseases and Vector Control, Avenue Appia 20, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland.


A pole estimating, for each individual, the number of praziquantel tablets needed for treatment according to height was tested in 20 data sets (n = 25,688). In more than 98% of the cases the indicated dose was within the range that has proven efficacious and safe (30 and 60 mg/kg).

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