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Parasitic infections: what do paediatricians need to know?
  1. Sarah Eisen1,2,3,
  2. Laura Nabarro2,3,
  3. Gauri Godbole2,
  4. Faye Chappell4,
  5. Jonathan Cohen4,5
  1. 1Paediatric & Adolescent Division, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  4. 4Paediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK
  5. 5School of Life Course and Population Sciences, King’s College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jonathan Cohen, Paediatric Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK; jonathan.cohen2{at}


Parasitic infections and the medications used to treat them may be unfamiliar to many paediatricians. Parasitic infections, however, are not uncommonly seen in children in the UK. We summarise infections which are commonly seen, currently recommended treatment and practical guidance on formulations, adverse effects and treatment choice.

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Therapeutics

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the concept for this article during discussions. All authors reviewed and revised interim drafts of the article and approved the final version.

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