Age-related worm load and worm fecundity patterns in human populations, as indicated by schistosome circulating antigens

Katja Polman, L Van Lieshout, B Gryseels, AM Deelder
1998 Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz  
Recently, our group determined the relationship between serum CAA levels and fecal egg counts in two foci with very intense Schistosoma mansoni transmission: Maniema (Zaire), an area endemic for S. mansoni since several decades, and Ndombo (Senegal), where transmission has only been established since a few years. The objective was to study and compare age-related worm load and worm fecundity patterns in these two different endemic settings. Here, we will summarize the most important findings
more » ... portant findings and conclusions of this study.
doi:10.1590/s0074-02761998000700017 pmid:9921333 fatcat:khrsxjcuqrhb3piqf66o4kkziy