Micronutrient Supplementation and Deworming in Children with Geohelminth Infections

Rajagopal, Selvi; Hotez, Peter J.; Bundy, Donald A. P.
August 2014
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases;Aug2014, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p1
Academic Journal
The article looks at the two key micronutrient deficits linked to geohelminthiases in children, which are the iron and vitamin A deficiencies. It looks at the relative benefits of vitamin A supplementation and deworming in children with geohelminth infections as well as discusses the financial implications of delivery of a bundled package for deworming and micronutrient supplementation. The complementation of deworming programs by micronutrient programs is considered.


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