TITLE

Micronutrient Supplementation and Deworming in Children with Geohelminth Infections

AUTHOR(S)
Rajagopal, Selvi; Hotez, Peter J.; Bundy, Donald A. P.
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases;Aug2014, Vol. 8 Issue 8, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
99240489

 

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