Frequently, patients with gastrointestinal parasitic infections do not have any signs and symptoms that are specific for parasitic infections (eg fever, malaise, fatigue, sweating, wt loss, anorexia, edema, pruritus).
Some patients may be asymptomatic.
Gastrointestinal symptoms, if present, include diarrhea, abdominal pain, dysentery, flatulence, jaundice, rectal prolapse, dyspepsia, malabsorption, vomiting and biliary colic.
A new dietary product derived from cow's milk fermentation with Lactobacillus paracasei CBA L74 protected against common infectious diseases (CIDs) affecting the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts among young children attending daycare, according to a study presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) annual meeting held in Athens, Greece.
Probiotics, particularly Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, enhances intestinal function in children with rotavirus and cryptosporidial gastroenteritis, according to a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Single-dose oral albendazole treatment produces higher cure rate than mebendazole for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) control based on a community-based, randomised, controlled trial in the People's Republic of China.
Receptivity to any tobacco advertising is high among adolescents, and e-cigarette advertising is the most effective, reports a recent US study, which also shows that receptivity to advertising is associated with progression to use.
Dr Elizabeth Carpenter, Principal Scientist of Dairy Goat Co-operative (DGC) in New Zealand, spoke to MIMS about goat milk as a source of protein in childhood nutrition. Below are highlights from the interview.