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Volume 27, Number 7—July 2021

Triclabendazole Treatment Failure for Fasciola hepatica Infection among Preschool and School-Age Children, Cusco, Peru1

Maria L. Morales, Melinda B. Tanabe, A. Clinton White, Martha Lopez, Ruben Bascope, and Miguel M. CabadaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Cusco, Peru (M.L. Morales, A.C. White Jr., M. Lopez, M.M. Cabada); University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (M.B. Tanabe, A.C. White Jr., M.M. Cabada); Peruvian Ministry of Health, Cusco (R. Bascope)

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Table 1

Characteristics of participants in study of triclabendazole treatment failure for Fasciola hepatica infection for 146 preschool and school-age children, Cusco, Peru*

F 77 (52.7)
69 (47.3)
Ancahuasi 81 (55.5)
Anta 53 (36.3)
12 (8.2)
Other parasites†
0 83 (56.8)
1 47 (32.2)
16 (11.0)
Fas2 ELISA test result‡
Positive 104 (72.7)
39 (27.3)
Likelihood of poverty‡§
<50% 112 (83.0)
23 (17.0)
Eosinophil count, cells/µL‡ 290 (195–425)
Baseline hemoglobin, g/dL¶
12.9 (12.2–13.7)
Baseline (IQR) HAZ‡
−1.57 (−2.16 to −0.94)
Median age ± SD, y
10.4 (± 3.14)
Geometric mean (95% CI) baseline egg count/g of stool 25 (19.5–32.2)

*Values are no. (%), median (IQR), or mean ± SD unless otherwise indicated. HAZ, height-for-age Z score; IQR, interquartile range. †Gastrointestinal parasites. ‡Does not add up to 146 because of missing data. §Likelihood of living at a level <US $3.75/day. ¶Uncorrected at enrollment.

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, November 20‒24, 2019, National Harbor, MD, USA.

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