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Prevalence of schistosome antibodies with hepatosplenic signs and symptoms among patients from Kaoma, Western Province, Zambia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, August 2013
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Title
Prevalence of schistosome antibodies with hepatosplenic signs and symptoms among patients from Kaoma, Western Province, Zambia
Published in
BMC Research Notes, August 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-6-344
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Authors

Lara Payne, Eleanor Turner-Moss, Mable Mutengo, Akwi W Asombang, Paul Kelly

Abstract

Schistosomiasis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with over 200 million people infected worldwide. Eighty-five percent of cases are in Africa. The hepatosplenic form develops over time by an immune reaction to trapped Schistosoma mansoni eggs in the portal system leading to liver fibrosis, portal hypertension and oesophageal varices. Most patients presenting to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka with oesophageal varices, come from Western province, but no formal studies have been carried out in this area assessing the burden of hepatosplenic pathology. We aimed to define the extent of the problem in Kaoma district, western Zambia, and to correlate signs and symptoms with serology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 1 4%
Unknown 26 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 19%
Unspecified 4 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 7 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 33%
Unspecified 6 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 11%
Social Sciences 3 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 7%
Other 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 December 2014.
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#2,227,092
of 4,632,462 outputs
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#611
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#42,940
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#19
of 41 outputs
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