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Utility of Repeated Praziquantel Dosing in the Treatment of Schistosomiasis in High-Risk Communities in Africa: A Systematic Review

  • Charles H. King mail,

    chk@cwru.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Stephanie K. Olbrych,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Margaret Soon,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Mendel E. Singer,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Jen Carter,

    Affiliations: Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Daniel G. Colley

    Affiliations: Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: September 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001321

About the Authors

Charles H. King
Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Charles H. King, Stephanie K. Olbrych, Margaret Soon, Mendel E. Singer
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Charles H. King, Daniel G. Colley
Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Jen Carter, Daniel G. Colley
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Jen Carter, Daniel G. Colley
Department of Microbiology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: chk@cwru.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CHK SKO MS MES JC DGC. Performed the experiments: CHK SKO MS MES JC DGC. Analyzed the data: CHK SKO MS MES JC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CHK SKO MS MES JC DGC. Wrote the paper: CHK SKO MS MES DGC.