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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

versão impressa ISSN 0037-8682versão On-line ISSN 1678-9849

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GONCALVES, Alessandra Queiroga et al. Prevalence of intestinal parasites and risk factors forspecific and multiple helminth infections in a remote city of the Brazilian Amazon. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.1, pp.119-124. ISSN 0037-8682.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0128-2015.

INTRODUCTION:

Few studies have described the risk factors of intestinal parasitic infections in the Amazon.

METHODS:

A cross-sectional survey was performed in a City of the State of Amazonas (Brazil) to estimate the prevalence of intestinal parasites and determine the risk factors for helminth infections.

RESULTS:

Ascaris lumbricoides was the most prevalent parasite. The main risk factors determined were: not having a latrine for A. lumbricoides infection; being male and having earth or wood floors for hookworm infection; and being male for multiple helminth infections.

CONCLUSIONS:

We reported a high prevalence of intestinal parasites and determined some poverty-related risk factors.

Palavras-chave : Protozoan infections; Helminthiasis; Risk factors.

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