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Effect of Albendazole Treatments on the Prevalence of Atopy in Children Living in Communities Endemic for Geohelminth Parasites: a Cluster-Randomised Trial

Cooper, P.J, Chico, M.E., Vaca, M.G., Moncayo, A-L., Bland, M., Mafla, E., Sanchez, F., Rodrigues, L.C., Strachan, D.P. and Griffin, G.E. (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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68697-2
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68697-2
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7624

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