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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3083568, 6 pages
Review Article

Epidemiology of Plasmodium and Helminth Coinfection and Possible Reasons for Heterogeneity

Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Received 9 January 2016; Revised 5 March 2016; Accepted 8 March 2016

Academic Editor: Hector M. Diaz-Albiter

Copyright © 2016 Abraham Degarege and Berhanu Erko. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Table 1 summarizes key characteristics and findings of studies on Plasmodium and helminth co-infection included in this review. For each included study information on the study area, reference number, age group, sample size, study design, helminth species, Plasmodium species and main finding about the nature of association of helminth and Plasmodium infection is summarized. Majority of the studies were conducted among children in Africa. P. falciparum was the most dominant species investigated in majority of the studies.

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