DSpace
 

KNUSTSpace >
Research Articles >
College of Health Sciences >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11957

Title: The Efficacy of Doxycycline Treatment on Mansonella perstans Infection: An Open-Label, Randomized Trial in Ghana
Authors: Phillips, Richard O.
Debrah, Linda Batsa
Pfarr, Kenneth
Klarmann-Schulz, Ute
Opoku, Vera Serwaa
et. al
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Citation: The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 101, Issue 1
Abstract: Mansonella perstans infection, a vector-borne disease transmitted by female midges of the genus Culicoides, is an infection that, although not officially listed by the WHO, is nevertheless to be considered a neglected tropical disease. It affects more than 100 million people mainly in rural areas of Central Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.1,2 Recent reports suggest high prevalence in Ghana.3,4 In the middle belt of Ghana, the overall prevalence was 32%, but some communities had prevalences of up to 75%. Contrary to the assertion that maximal infection rates (up to 90%) occur in children aged 10 to 14 years,5 our studies in Ghana showed prevalence peaks after 20 years in the Sene West and Atebubu districts in the middle belt,4 suggesting that age prevalence differs with overall endemicity as is the case with other filarial infections.
Description: An article published by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and available at DOI: https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0491
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11957
Appears in Collections:College of Health Sciences

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
The Efficacy of Doxycycline Treatment on Mansonella perstans Infection An Open-Label, Randomized Trial in Ghana.pdf438.01 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback