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June 1945

INTESTINAL POLYPARASITISM: CLINICAL SURVEY OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE CASES OF INFECTION WITH MULTIPLE INTESTINAL PARASITES IN CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
From the Pediatric Service, Gorgas Hospital, Ancon, Canal Zone.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(6):350-358. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020180014003
Abstract

In Panama one encounters the medical problems met with in temperate zones, although there are noticeable differences in the frequency of their occurrence due chiefly to variations in climatic conditions, mode of living and degree of development of sanitation. These differences are evident in the treatment of children; one cannot

practice pediatrics in Panama without being impressed by the frequency of infection with intestinal parasites. Such infection is so widely prevalent that instead of being a matter of minor medical importance, as it is in most parts of the United States, it is a matter of prime clinical significance.

Many excellent contributions to the knowledge of helminthiasis have appeared in the literature, but only a few of them have dealt with this condition in children. Existing misconceptions concerning the incidence, clinical manifestations and treatment of intestinal parasitism in children prompted the present survey.

SOURCE OF MATERIAL  This study

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