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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. Tan Ciang-Sang4,
  5. Faye Chappell4,
  6. 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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  • Correction notice This paper has been corrected since it was first published. Dr Tan Ciang-Sang was originally omitted as an author from the list. Dr Tan Ciang-Sang made significant contributions including a literature search and preparation of the first draft of Table 1.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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