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ISRN Parasitology
Volume 2013, Article ID 272701, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2013/272701
Clinical Study

Parasitic Infections among Children under Five Years in Senegal: Prevalence and Effect on Anaemia and Nutritional Status

1Université Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar, Faculté de Médecine, Pharmacie et Odontologie, Service de Parasitologie Médicale, BP 5005, Dakar, Senegal
2Clinique des Maladies Infectieuses, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fann, Senegal
3Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen-CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1014 Copenhagen, Denmark

Received 13 August 2013; Accepted 21 October 2013

Academic Editors: S. Kamhawi and T. Skinner-Adams

Copyright © 2013 Roger C. K. Tine et al. 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.

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