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Trop Doct. 2007 Jul;37(3):163-5.

Intestinal parasites and the growth status of internally displaced children in Sri Lanka.

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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. nilmini_chandrasena@lycos.com

Abstract

The growth status and intestinal parasitic infections among a group of children displaced by war in Sri Lanka was investigated. There was a high prevalence of growth retardation (wasting, stunting and underweight being 41%, 28% and 69.9%, respectively) and intestinal parasitic infections (40.2%) among the study population. Provision of adequate food, purified drinking water, sanitation and broad-spectrum anthelmintics is recommended.

PMID:
17716506
DOI:
10.1258/004947507781524610
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