The Impact of Anthelmintic Treatment Intervention on Malaria Infection and Anaemia in School and Preschool Children in Magu District, Tanzania: An Open Label Randomised Intervention Trial

Interventions to control helminth infections may have an impact on both malaria and anemia. This study assessed the impact of two anthelmintic treatment approaches (single and repeated doses of praziquantel and albendazole) on malaria infection and anemia in school and pre-school age children in Tanzania. The authors found that repeated anthelmintic treatment did not have an impact on malaria infection compared to single dose treatment; however, both treatment approaches improved children’s hemoglobin levels.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015