Disappearance of trachoma from Western Nepal

Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Sep 15;35(6):765-8. doi: 10.1086/342298. Epub 2002 Aug 21.


We assessed how much of the observed decline in the prevalence of trachoma in a district of Western Nepal was due to an antibiotic treatment program and how much to an underlying secular trend outside of the program. Although antibiotic treatments clearly have an effect at 6 months, we were unable to show that this effect persisted at 12 months; in fact, long-term gains may be due to a secular trend in the area.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Nepal / epidemiology
  • Philosophy
  • Seasons
  • Trachoma / drug therapy
  • Trachoma / epidemiology*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents