Cooper, P.J, Chico, M.E., Vaca, M.G. et al. (7 more authors) (2006) Effect of Albendazole Treatments on the Prevalence of Atopy in Children Living in Communities Endemic for Geohelminth Parasites: a Cluster-Randomised Trial. The Lancet, 367 (9522). pp. 1598-1603. ISSN 0140-6736
Epidemiological studies have shown inverse associations between geohelminth (intestinal helminth) infection and atopy, leading to the suggestion that geohelminths might protect against allergy. Periodic deworming of school children with anthelmintics is a widely implemented intervention and has raised concerns that such programmes could increase allergy. We investigated the effect of repeated anthelmintic treatments with albendazole over 12 months on the prevalence of atopy and clinical indices of allergy.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Health Sciences (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2009 10:05|
|Last Modified:||15 May 2009 10:05|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam|