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Alcoholism and Strongyloides stercoralis: Daily Ethanol Ingestion Has a Positive Correlation with the Frequency of Strongyloides Larvae in the Stools

  • Carla Couzi Marques,

    Affiliation: Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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  • Maria da Penha Zago-Gomes,

    Affiliation: Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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  • Carlos Sandoval Gonçalves,

    Affiliation: Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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  • Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira mail

    felp@ndi.ufes.br

    Affiliation: Núcleo de Doenças Infecciosas do Centro de Ciências da Saúde, UFES, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

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  • Published: June 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000717
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Carla Couzi Marques, Maria da Penha Zago-Gomes, Carlos Sandoval Gonçalves
Serviço de Gastroenterologia do Hospital Universitário C A Moraes, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Fausto Edmundo Lima Pereira
Núcleo de Doenças Infecciosas do Centro de Ciências da Saúde, UFES, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: felp@ndi.ufes.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FELP. Analyzed the data: MdPZG CSG. Wrote the paper: FELP. Attended the patients at the outpatients' unit: CCM MdPZG CSG. Reviewed the patients' files: CCM MdPZG CSG.