Journal article

Schistosoma serology after praziquantel treatment of Schistosoma infection in refugee children resettled in Australia: A retrospective analysis

Thomas Volkman, Vanessa Clifford, Georgia A Paxton

TRAVEL MEDICINE AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This study aimed to document changes in serological response before and after treatment of Schistosoma infection in resettled refugee children from endemic countries in Australia. Current Australian guidelines recommend serological screening for Schistosoma infection in children and adults from endemic countries. Data on the utility of follow-up serology after treatment is limited. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective audit of Schistosoma serology in refugee-background children presenting to a specialist paediatric refugee health clinic in Melbourne, Australia, between January 2005 and December 2014. Patients were included with positive Schistosoma serology, documented treatment..

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