Home-immediately access 800+ free online publications. Download CD3WD (680 Megabytes) and distribute it to the 3rd World. CD3WD is a 3rd World Development private-sector initiative, mastered by Software Developer Alex Weir and hosted by GNUveau_Networks (From globally distributed organizations, to supercomputers, to a small home server, if it's Linux, we know it.)ar.cn.de.en.es.fr.id.it.ph.po.ru.sw

CLOSE THIS BOOKFact sheet No 115: Schistosomiasis - May 1996 (WHO, 1996, 2 p.)
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCharacteristics
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDiagnosis
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTreatment
VIEW THE DOCUMENTControl Strategy

Diagnosis

For diagnosing urinary schistosomiasis, a simple sedimentation can be used efficiently. A syringe filtration technique using filter paper, or polycarbonate or nylon filters, allows a 5-person team to examine up to 200 children in 90 minutes. The eggs of intestinal schistosomiasis can be detected in faecal specimens by sedimentation or a technique using cellophane soaked in glycerine, or between glass slides. Children with S. haematobium nearly always have microscopic or visual blood in their urine (haematuria). Children needing treatment can be also be identified by looking at urine specimens or checking for microscopic blood with chemical reagent strips. The cost of tests needing a microscope is US 1 cent or less, and with chemical reagent strips about US 5 cents.

TO PREVIOUS SECTION OF BOOK TO NEXT SECTION OF BOOK