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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Callender, Joy E. M.; Walker, Susan P.; Grantham-McGregor, Sally M.; Cooper, Edward S.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Medicine Research Institute
Article Title
Growth and development four years after treatment for the Trichuris Dysentery syndrome
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Journal Title
Acta Paediatrica
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
1998
Volume ID
87
Issue ID
12
Page(s)
1247-49
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Abstract
A follow-up study is reported of 18 children 4 years after treatment for the Trichuris dysentery syndrome (TDS) and matched control children. The TDS children were initially severely stunted and had extremely low developmental levels. They showed catch-up in height of 1.9 z-scores even though they remained in very poor environments. Their intelligence quotients, school achievement and cognitive function remained significantly lower than those of the controls. Controlling for their earlier developmental levels, the TDS children showed a small improvement in mental development relative to the controls.....
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