Services on Demand
Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
On-line version ISSN 1678-9849
FONTES, Gilberto; OLIVEIRA, Karyna Karla Lessa; OLIVEIRA, Alessandra Karine Lessa and ROCHA, Eliana Maria Mauricio da. Influence of specific treatment of intestinal parasites and schistosomiasis on prevalence in students in Barra de Santo Antônio, AL. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2003, vol.36, n.5, pp.625-628. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822003000500015.
From a total of 1,020 students examined, 983 (92%) showed positive results for at least one species of parasite. Six months after treatment, a sample of 383 students (37.5%) was reevaluated and 347 (90.6%) presented positive results. There was no significant change in prevalence before and after treatment, although the number of individuals that had multiple parasitism was significantly lower in the second sample.
Keywords : Intestinal parasites; Surveys; Helminths; Epidemiology.