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Prevalence of strongyloidiasis in Latin America: a systematic review of the literature

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dc.contributor.author Buonfrate, D.
dc.contributor.author Mena, M. A.
dc.contributor.author Angheben, A.
dc.contributor.author Requena-Mendez, A.
dc.contributor.author Munoz, J.
dc.contributor.author Gobbi, F.
dc.contributor.author Albonico, M.
dc.contributor.author Gotuzzo, E.
dc.contributor.author Bisoffi, Z.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:52:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:52:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268814001563
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/5307
dc.description.abstract Strongyloides stercoralis is rarely recognized as a major public health issue, probably because its burden is largely underestimated. We reviewed the literature (both PubMed and 'grey' literature) about the prevalence of strongyloidiasis in Latin America, an area of presumable high endemicity. There were finally 88 papers involved in the analysis, covering the period between 1981 and 2011. Studies were heterogeneous in several aspects, such as the populations screened and the diagnostic methods used. Most of the studies relied on direct coproparasitological examination, which has low sensitivity for the detection of S. stercoralis larvae. The following countries presented areas of high prevalence (>20%): Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil. Globally, for most of the included countries it was not possible to define reliable data because of paucity and/or inadequacy of studies. S. stercoralis requires specific diagnostic methods for its detection; therefore, surveys should be specifically designed in order to avoid underestimation of the infection.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Latin America
dc.subject Animals
dc.subject Latin America/epidemiology
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject review
dc.subject prevalence
dc.subject Feces/parasitology
dc.subject Strongyloides stercoralis/isolation & purification
dc.subject Strongyloides stercoralis
dc.subject Strongyloidiasis/epidemiology
dc.title Prevalence of strongyloidiasis in Latin America: a systematic review of the literature
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal Epidemiology and Infection


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