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Research Article

The Impact of Schistosoma japonicum Infection and Treatment on Ultrasound-Detectable Morbidity: A Five-Year Cohort Study in Southwest China

  • Elizabeth J. Carlton mail,

    ejcarlton@berkeley.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Michelle Hsiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Yi Zhang,

    Affiliation: Institute for Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, China

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  • Sarah Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

    Current address: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Alan Hubbard,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Robert C. Spear

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Published: May 18, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000685

About the Authors

Elizabeth J. Carlton, Sarah Johnson, Robert C. Spear
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Michelle Hsiang
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Yi Zhang
Institute for Parasitic Diseases, Sichuan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu, China
Alan Hubbard
Department of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ejcarlton@berkeley.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YZ RCS. Performed the experiments: YZ. Analyzed the data: EJC MH SJ AH. Wrote the paper: EJC. Edited the paper: EJC MH YZ AH RCS.