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Volume 17, Number 1—January 2011


Echinostoma revolutum Infection in Children, Pursat Province, Cambodia

Woon-Mok Sohn, Jong-Yil ChaiComments to Author , Tai-Soon Yong, Keeseon S. Eom, Cheong-Ha Yoon, Muth Sinuon, Duong Socheat, and Soon-Hyung Lee
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, South Korea (W.-M. Sohn); Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea (J.-Y. Chai, S.-H. Lee); Korea Association of Health Promotion, Seoul (J.-Y. Chai, C.-H. Yoon); Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul (T.-S. Yong); Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, South Korea (K.S. Eom); Center for National Malaria Control, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (M. Sinuon, D. Socheat)

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Table 2

Recovery of Echinostoma revolutum worms from schoolchildren, Pursat Province, Cambodia, June 2007*

Child no. Age, y No. echinostome eggs/g† No. E. revolutum specimens recovered‡
1 13 48 12
2 13 120 3
3 10 120 3
4 13 96 2

*All children were female. Fecal samples were collected individually 2–3 hours after administration of MgSO4.
†Eggs/g of feces; amount in a typical sample was assumed to be 41.7 mg.
‡All recovered worms were adult worms that contained eggs.

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