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Volume 25, Number 8—August 2019

Artyfechinostomum sufrartyfex Trematode Infections in Children, Bihar, India

Yugal K. Prasad1, Suman Dahal1, Barsha Saikia, Bobita Bordoloi, Veena Tandon, and Sudeep GhataniComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Shri Shubh Lal Hospital and Research Centre, Sitamarhi, India (Y.K. Prasad); Sikkim University, Gangtok, India (S. Dahal, B. Saikia, B. Bordoloi, S. Ghatani); Biotech Park, Lucknow, India (V. Tandon)

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Table 2

General and systemic examination results for 170 patients with Artyfechinostomum sufrartyfex trematode infections, Bihar, India

Characteristic No. positive
Anemia 170
Fever 8
Some dehydration 129
Severe dehydration 41
Malnutrition grading*
I 11
I (K) 10
II 38
II (K) 20
III 31
III (K) 28
IV 15
IV (K) 22
Not grouped 1
No malnutrition 6
Pedal and generalized edema 82
Glossitis 6
Angular stomatitis 4
Xerosis conjunctiva 8
Urticaria (rashes) 2

*Grading system of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (Mumbai, India) for protein energy malnutrition based on a weight for age standard. K, Kwashiokor (patient has edema); I, mild; II, moderate; III, severe; IV, very severe.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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