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Determining Soil-transmitted Helminth Infection Status and Physical Fitness of School-aged Children
 

Determining Soil-transmitted Helminth Infection Status and Physical Fitness of School-aged Children

Article doi: 10.3791/3966
August 22nd, 2012 Usage Statistics

Summary August 22nd, 2012

Chronic infection with soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) causes malabsorption, stunting, and wasting in the growing child. Hence, it is plausible that these infections also reduce the physical fitness of children. Here, we visualize two techniques for the diagnosis of STHs and the 20-meter shuttle run test for assessing children's physical fitness.

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