oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Chronic organophosphate exposure and its effect on S. haematobium Infection

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Rural and urban workers who had suppression, of their cholinesterase levels due to working with organophosphate pesticides were studied. At the levels of cholinesterase suppression in this study S. haematobium was not apparently cured. The reasons for the lack of cure of S. haematobium with organophosphate pesticides as opposed to the organophosphate base drug metrifonate are discussed as are the implications and hazards of suppressed cholinesterase levels in these workers.

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