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  1. Factors influencing self-diagnosis and treatment of perceived helminthic infection in a rual guatemalan community.

    Article - En anglais

    Changes in the diagnosis and treatment of helminthic infection were examined during a longitudinal study in a rural community in Guatemala.

    Self-diagnosis was predominant, with an increase in perceived helminthic infection during an economic crisis within the community.

    Allium sativum L. and Chenopodium ambrosoides L. were used as anthelmintics, often in conjunction with commercial drugs.

    During the economic crisis the use of plants as treatment for perceived infection increased whereas use of commercial helminthic medicine decreased.

    Dietary modifications were observed during periods of perceived infection, but were not consistent in the food items modified or the nature of the modification.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Helminthiase, Infection, Anthelminthique, Traitement, Autoperception, Diagnostic, Médecine traditionnelle, Chimiothérapie, Guatemala, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Homme, Nutrition, Etude longitudinale, Milieu rural, Crise économique, Plante médicinale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Helminthiasis, Infection, Anthelmintic, Treatment, Self perception, Diagnosis, Folk medicine, Chemotherapy, Guatemala, Central America, America, Human, Nutrition, Follow up study, Rural environment, Economic crisis, Medicinal plant

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0555122

    Code Inist : 002B05E03A6. Création : 199406.