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Simeon, Donald T.; Grantham McGregor, Sally M.; Callender, Joy E. M.; Wong, Michael S.
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Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Article Title
Treatment of trichuris trichiura infections improves growth, spelling scores and school attendance in some children
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Journal of Nutrition
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Date of Publication
1995
Volume ID
125
Issue ID
7
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1875-83
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Abstract
Investigates the effects of treating Trichuris trichiura infections in 407 Jamaican children age 6 to 12 years. The children were randomly assigned to receive treatment (albendazole) or a placebo. The outcome variables included growth, tests of reading, spelling and arithmetic, and school attendance. After 6 months of treatment, there was no significant main effect on any of the outcomes. However, there were significant treatment-by-infection intensity interactions with spelling (P 0.05) and body mass index (P 0.01), and a significant treatment-by-stunting interaction with school attendance (P 0.01). In spelling, the children with heavy infections showed improvements with treatment that approached significance.....
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