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Research Article

Quantifying Quality of Life and Disability of Patients with Advanced Schistosomiasis Japonica

  • Tie-Wu Jia,

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory on Biology of Parasites and Vectors, MOH, WHO Collaborating Center on Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Jürg Utzinger,

    Affiliations: Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Yao Deng,

    Affiliation: Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

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  • Kun Yang,

    Affiliation: Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

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  • Yi-Yi Li,

    Affiliation: Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Yueyang, People's Republic of China

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  • Jin-Huan Zhu,

    Affiliation: Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Yueyang, People's Republic of China

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  • Charles H. King,

    Affiliation: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Xiao-Nong Zhou mail

    ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

    Affiliation: Key Laboratory on Biology of Parasites and Vectors, MOH, WHO Collaborating Center on Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: February 15, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000966

About the Authors

Tie-Wu Jia, Xiao-Nong Zhou
Key Laboratory on Biology of Parasites and Vectors, MOH, WHO Collaborating Center on Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Jürg Utzinger
Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Jürg Utzinger
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Yao Deng, Kun Yang
Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Wuxi, People's Republic of China
Yi-Yi Li, Jin-Huan Zhu
Hunan Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Yueyang, People's Republic of China
Charles H. King
Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ipdzhouxn@sh163.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: T-WJ YD X-NZ. Performed the experiments: T-WJ YD Y-YL J-HZ. Analyzed the data: T-WJ JU YD KY Y-YL J-HZ CHK X-NZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: T-WJ JU YD KY J-HZ CHK X-NZ. Wrote the paper: T-WJ JU YD CHK X-NZ.