Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1260b (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1260
  1. S G Wright,
  2. P L Chiodini
  1. Consultant physician Consultant parasitologist Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London NW1 0PE

    EDITOR,—Our figures are not misleading and, if anything, underestimate the number of cases of schistosomiasis because the criterion for including patients in our retrospective review was the finding of schistosome eggs. Treatment is often given on the basis of a positive result …

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