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Professor Nilanthi De Silva

TitleProfessor
InstitutionFaculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
DepartmentParasitology
AddressTalagolla Road
Ragama, 11010
Sri Lanka
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    1. Torgerson PR, Devleesschauwer B, Praet N, Speybroeck N, Willingham AL, Kasuga F, Rokni MB, Zhou XN, Fèvre EM, Sripa B, Gargouri N, Fürst T, Budke CM, Carabin H, Kirk MD, Angulo FJ, Havelaar A, de Silva N. World Health Organization Estimates of the Global and Regional Disease Burden of 11 Foodborne Parasitic Diseases, 2010: A Data Synthesis. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec; 12(12):e1001920. PMID: 26633705.
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    2. Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, Gibb HJ, Hald T, Lake RJ, Praet N, Bellinger DC, de Silva NR, Gargouri N, Speybroeck N, Cawthorne A, Mathers C, Stein C, Angulo FJ, Devleesschauwer B. World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec; 12(12):e1001923. PMID: 26633896.
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    3. de Silva N, Ahmed BN, Casapia M, de Silva HJ, Gyapong J, Malecela M, Pathmeswaran A. Cochrane Reviews on Deworming and the Right to a Healthy, Worm-Free Life. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015; 9(10):e0004203. PMID: 26492484.
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    4. Kuruppuarachch KA, de Silva NR. Burden of mental illness and the need for better undergraduate education in psychiatry. Ceylon Med J. 2014 Jun; 59(2):35-8. PMID: 24977419.
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    5. Gunawardena S, Gunawardena NK, Kahathuduwa G, Karunaweera ND, de Silva NR, Ranasinghe UB, Samarasekara SD, Nagodavithana KC, Rao RU, Rebollo MP, Weil GJ. Integrated school-based surveillance for soil-transmitted helminth infections and lymphatic filariasis in Gampaha district, Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Apr; 90(4):661-6. PMID: 24493672.
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    6. de Silva N. India can do more about intestinal worm infections. Indian J Med Res. 2014 Jan; 139(1):7-9. PMID: 24604036.
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    7. Torgerson PR, de Silva NR, Fèvre EM, Kasuga F, Rokni MB, Zhou XN, Sripa B, Gargouri N, Willingham AL, Stein C. The global burden of foodborne parasitic diseases: an update. Trends Parasitol. 2014 Jan; 30(1):20-6. PMID: 24314578.
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    8. Gunawardena NK, Chandrasena TN, de Silva NR. Prevalence of enterobiasis among primary school children in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2013 Sep; 58(3):106-10. PMID: 24081170.
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    9. Ebenezer R, Gunawardena K, Kumarendran B, Pathmeswaran A, Jukes MC, Drake LJ, de Silva N. Cluster-randomised trial of the impact of school-based deworming and iron supplementation on the cognitive abilities of schoolchildren in Sri Lanka's plantation sector. Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Aug; 18(8):942-51. PMID: 23837404.
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    10. Kannathasan S, Murugananthan A, Rajeshkannan N, de Silva NR. A simple intervention to prevent cutaneous larva migrans among devotees of the Nallur Temple in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e61816. PMID: 23613943.
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    11. Rodrigo KM, Premaratna R, Chandrasena TG, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Marked eosinophilia due to intestinal strongyloidiasis in an immunocompetent patient. Ceylon Med J. 2012 Dec; 57(4):172-3. PMID: 23292062.
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    12. Amarasekera M, Gunawardena NK, de Silva NR, Douglass JA, O'Hehir RE, Weerasinghe A. Impact of helminth infection on childhood allergic diseases in an area in transition from high to low infection burden. Asia Pac Allergy. 2012 Apr; 2(2):122-8. PMID: 22701862.
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    13. de Silva N, Jayawickrama H. Can we eliminate soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka? Ceylon Med J. 2012 Mar; 57(1):1-4. PMID: 22453703.
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    14. Premaratna R, Galappaththy G, Chandrasena N, Fernando R, Nawasiwatte T, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. What clinicians who practice in countries reaching malaria elimination should be aware of: lessons learnt from recent experience in Sri Lanka. Malar J. 2011 Oct 14; 10:302. PMID: 21999636.
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    15. Gunawardena K, Kumarendran B, Ebenezer R, Gunasingha MS, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva N. Soil-transmitted helminth infections among plantation sector schoolchildren in Sri Lanka: prevalence after ten years of preventive chemotherapy. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Sep; 5(9):e1341. PMID: 21980549.
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    16. Chandrasena TG, Gunawardena NK, Premaratna R, de Silva NR. Ultrasonographic visualisation of live Wuchereria bancrofti adult worms in situ. Ceylon Med J. 2011 Jun; 56(2):82-3. PMID: 21789875.
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    17. Hewage SN, Salgado LS, Fernando GM, Liyanage PL, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Selection of medical students in Sri Lanka: time to re-think criteria? Ceylon Med J. 2011 Mar; 56(1):22-8. PMID: 21542430.
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    18. Chandrasena TG, Balasooriya BA, Imbulpitiya IV, de Silva NR. A survey for intestinal parasites in a psychiatric institution in Sri Lanka. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2010 Oct; 104(7):605-8. PMID: 21092398.
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    19. de Silva N, Hall A. Using the prevalence of individual species of intestinal nematode worms to estimate the combined prevalence of any species. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2010 Apr 13; 4(4):e655. PMID: 20405050.
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    20. Amarasekera ND, Gunawardena NK, de Silva NR, Weerasinghe A. Prevalence of childhood atopic diseases in the Western Province of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2010 Mar; 55(1):5-8. PMID: 20446533.
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    21. Hapugoda MD, de Silva NR, Khan B, Damsiri Dayanath MY, Gunesena S, Prithimala LD, Abeyewickreme W. A comparative retrospective study of RT-PCR-based liquid hybridization assay for early, definitive diagnosis of dengue. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Apr; 104(4):279-82. PMID: 20116813.
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    22. Geary TG, Woo K, McCarthy JS, Mackenzie CD, Horton J, Prichard RK, de Silva NR, Olliaro PL, Lazdins-Helds JK, Engels DA, Bundy DA. Unresolved issues in anthelmintic pharmacology for helminthiases of humans. Int J Parasitol. 2010 Jan; 40(1):1-13. PMID: 19932111.
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    23. Hapuarachchi HC, Abeysundara S, Dayanath MY, Manamperi A, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Molecular markers of chloroquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum in Sri Lanka: frequency before revision of the antimalarial drug policy. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2009 Jun; 103(4):351-6. PMID: 19508753.
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    24. Hall A, Horton S, de Silva N. The costs and cost-effectiveness of mass treatment for intestinal nematode worm infections using different treatment thresholds. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009; 3(3):e402. PMID: 19333371.
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    25. Kasturiratne A, Wickremasinghe AR, de Silva N, Gunawardena NK, Pathmeswaran A, Premaratna R, Savioli L, Lalloo DG, de Silva HJ. The global burden of snakebite: a literature analysis and modelling based on regional estimates of envenoming and deaths. PLoS Med. 2008 Nov 04; 5(11):e218. PMID: 18986210.
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    26. de Silva NR, Perera KK, Gunatunge RS, Tantrigoda DA. How many doctors should Sri Lanka have? Ceylon Med J. 2008 Sep; 53(3):93-8. PMID: 18982802.
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    27. Hapuarachchi HA, Gunawardane NK, Senevirathne MP, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. A case of imported malaria: the first report of a Plasmodium malariae infection in Sri Lanka after 37 years. Ceylon Med J. 2008 Jun; 53(2):53-4. PMID: 18678123.
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    28. de Silva HJ, de Silva NR, de Silva AP, Jewell DP. Emergence of inflammatory bowel disease 'beyond the West': do prosperity and improved hygiene have a role? Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Sep; 102(9):857-60. PMID: 18455744.
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    29. Hall A, Hewitt G, Tuffrey V, de Silva N. A review and meta-analysis of the impact of intestinal worms on child growth and nutrition. Matern Child Nutr. 2008 Apr; 4 Suppl 1:118-236. PMID: 18289159.
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    30. Gunawardena NK, Amarasekera ND, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Effect of repeated mass chemotherapy for filariasis control on soil-transmitted helminth infections in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2008 Mar; 53(1):13-6. PMID: 18590264.
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    31. Chandrasena TG, Hapuarachchi HC, Dayanath MY, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Intestinal parasites and the growth status of internally displaced children in Sri Lanka. Trop Doct. 2007 Jul; 37(3):163-5. PMID: 17716506.
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    32. Adikaram ND, De Silva NR, Fernando A, Fernando D, Lamabadasuriya S, Reid CB. Filarial antigens detected in urine using the immunochromatographic card test. Ceylon Med J. 2006 Dec; 51(4):157-8. PMID: 17461332.
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    33. Chandrasena TG, Premaratna R, Muthugala MA, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Modified Dermatology Life Quality Index as a measure of quality of life in patients with filarial lymphoedema. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Mar; 101(3):245-9. PMID: 17098268.
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    34. de Silva NR, Chandratilake MN, Pathmeswaran A, Dias R. Selection of students to medical school. Ceylon Med J. 2006 Jun; 51(2):51-2. PMID: 17180808.
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    35. Padmasiri EA, Montresor A, Biswas G, de Silva NR. Controlling lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis together in South Asia: opportunities and challenges. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Sep; 100(9):807-10. PMID: 16546228.
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    36. de Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva N, Edirisinghe JS, Kumarasiri PV, Parameswaran SV, Seneviratne R, Warnasuriya N, de Silva HJ. Admission to medical schools in Sri Lanka: predictive validity of selection criteria. Ceylon Med J. 2006 Mar; 51(1):17-21. PMID: 16898032.
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    37. Hapuarachchi HC, Dayanath MY, Bandara KB, Abeysundara S, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR, Hunt SY, Sibley CH. Point mutations in the dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthase genes of Plasmodium falciparum and resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Feb; 74(2):198-204. PMID: 16474070.
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    38. Weerasinghe CR, de Silva NR, Michael E. Maternal filarial-infection status and its consequences on pregnancy and the newborn, in Ragama, Sri Lanka. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005 Dec; 99(8):813-6. PMID: 16297296.
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    39. de Silva N. Making the best of what we have: a plea for wider use of anthelmintics. Indian J Med Res. 2005 Jul; 122(1):1-3. PMID: 16106082.
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    40. Pathmeswaran A, Jayatissa R, Samarasinghe S, Fernando A, de Silva RP, Thattil RO, de Silva NR. Health status of primary schoolchildren in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2005 Jun; 50(2):46-50. PMID: 16114767.
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    41. de Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva HJ. Selection of students for admission to a medical school in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2004 Sep; 49(3):81-5. PMID: 15524225.
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    42. Hapuarachchi HA, Dayanath MY, Abeysundara S, Bandara KB, Abeyewickreme W, de Silva NR. Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria among security forces personnel in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2004 Jun; 49(2):47-51. PMID: 15334798.
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    43. Chandrasena TG, de Alwis AC, de Silva LD, Morel RP, de Silva NR. Intestinal parasitoses and the nutritional status of Veddah children in Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2004 Jun; 35(2):255-9. PMID: 15691120.
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    44. Selvaratnam RR, de Silva LD, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR. Nutritional status and productivity of Sri Lankan tea pluckers. Ceylon Med J. 2003 Dec; 48(4):114-8. PMID: 15125401.
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    45. de Silva NR, Brooker S, Hotez PJ, Montresor A, Engels D, Savioli L. Soil-transmitted helminth infections: updating the global picture. Trends Parasitol. 2003 Dec; 19(12):547-51. PMID: 14642761.
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    46. de Silva N. Hookworm infection as a cause of melaena. Ceylon Med J. 2003 Sep; 48(3):98. PMID: 14735813.
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    47. De Silva NR, Pathmeswaran A, Fernando SD, Weerasinghe CR, Selvaratnam RR, Padmasiri EA, Montresor A. Impact of mass chemotherapy for the control of filariasis on geohelminth infections in Sri Lanka. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2003 Jun; 97(4):421-5. PMID: 12831528.
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    48. de Silva NR. Impact of mass chemotherapy on the morbidity due to soil-transmitted nematodes. Acta Trop. 2003 May; 86(2-3):197-214. PMID: 12745137.
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    49. Premaratna R, Chandrasena TG, Abeyewickreme W, Chandrasena LG, Senarath S, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Red blood cell antioxidant levels in Wuchereria bancrofti infection. Exp Parasitol. 2002 Oct; 102(2):81-8. PMID: 12706743.
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    50. Allen HE, Crompton DW, de Silva N, LoVerde PT, Olds GR. New policies for using anthelmintics in high risk groups. Trends Parasitol. 2002 Sep; 18(9):381-2. PMID: 12377247.
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    51. Chandrasena TG, Premaratna R, Abeyewickrema W, de Silva NR. Evaluation of the ICT whole-blood antigen card test to detect infection due to Wuchereria bancrofti in Sri Lanka. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2002 Jan-Feb; 96(1):60-3. PMID: 11925995.
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    52. Kasturiratne KT, Premaratne BA, Pathmeswaran A, de Silva NR, de Silva HJ. Compliance with the mass chemotherapy program for lymphatic filariasis. Ceylon Med J. 2001 Dec; 46(4):126-9. PMID: 12164029.
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    53. Premaratna R, Gunatilake AK, de Silva NR, Tilakaratne Y, Fonseka MM, de Silva HJ. Severe hepatic dysfunction associated with falciparum malaria. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2001 Mar; 32(1):70-2. PMID: 11485098.
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    54. de Silva NR, Thabrew MI, Saparamadu PA, Jayawardena DK, Arachchige AA, Weerawardhane M, Gunawardena YI. Gender differences in undergraduate medical examination results in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 2000 Sep; 45(3):119-22. PMID: 11192991.
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    55. de Silva NR, Samarasinghe HH. Quality in medical education. Ceylon Med J. 2000 Jun; 45(2):55-7. PMID: 11051700.
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    56. de Silva N, Abeyewickreme W, Chandrasena TG. Sleeping sickness and teaching of medical students. Ceylon Med J. 2000 Mar; 45(1):39; author reply 41. PMID: 11006621.
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    57. Udayani WI, Uduwevidane IK, Uvais AL, Wanniarachchi SL, Warnakulasuriya SN, de Silva NR. Intestinal helminth infections among children in a slum community in Enderamulla. Ceylon Med J. 1999 Dec; 44(4):187-8. PMID: 10895277.
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    58. de Silva NR, Sirisena JL, Gunasekera DP, Ismail MM, de Silva HJ. Effect of mebendazole therapy during pregnancy on birth outcome. Lancet. 1999 Apr 03; 353(9159):1145-9. PMID: 10209979.
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    59. de Silva N. The consultation and doctor-patient communication. Ceylon Med J. 1999 Mar; 44(1):28-31. PMID: 10643095.
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    60. de Silva NR, Mendis L, Perera N. Human papillomavirus in carcinogenesis of cervical cancer. Ceylon Med J. 1999 Mar; 44(1):45-7. PMID: 10643100.
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    61. de Silva N, Mendis K. One-day general practice morbidity survey in Sri Lanka. Fam Pract. 1998 Aug; 15(4):323-31. PMID: 9792347.
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    62. Bundy DA, de Silva NR. Can we deworm this wormy world? Br Med Bull. 1998; 54(2):421-32. PMID: 9830207.
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    63. de Silva NR, Chan MS, Bundy DA. Morbidity and mortality due to ascariasis: re-estimation and sensitivity analysis of global numbers at risk. Trop Med Int Health. 1997 Jun; 2(6):519-28. PMID: 9236818.
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    64. de Silva N, Guyatt H, Bundy D. Anthelmintics. A comparative review of their clinical pharmacology. Drugs. 1997 May; 53(5):769-88. PMID: 9129865.
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    65. de Silva NR, Guyatt HL, Bundy DA. Worm burden in intestinal obstruction caused by Ascaris lumbricoides. Trop Med Int Health. 1997 Feb; 2(2):189-90. PMID: 9472304.
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    66. de Silva NR, Guyatt HL, Bundy DA. Morbidity and mortality due to Ascaris-induced intestinal obstruction. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1997 Jan-Feb; 91(1):31-6. PMID: 9093623.
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    67. de Silva NR, Kodituwakku KK, Edirisinghe SS, de Silva HJ. Routine use of mebendazole in pregnancy. Ceylon Med J. 1996 Sep; 41(3):99-101. PMID: 8917969.
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    68. de Silva NR, Jayapani VP, de Silva HJ. Socioeconomic and behavioral factors affecting the prevalence of geohelminths in preschool children. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1996 Mar; 27(1):36-42. PMID: 9031397.
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    69. de Silva HJ, de Silva NR. Intestinal worms: our turn to turn. Ceylon Med J. 1995 Dec; 40(4):134-6. PMID: 8689698.
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    70. de Silva N. Family medicine in the undergraduate curriculum. Ceylon Med J. 1995 Dec; 40(4):148-50. PMID: 8689703.
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    71. de Silva N, Perera R, Mendis L. Emergence of penicillin resistant pneumococci in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Med J. 1995 Jun; 40(2):64-5. PMID: 7656361.
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    72. de Silva NR, de Silva HJ, Jayapani VP. Intestinal parasitoses in the Kandy area, Sri Lanka. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1994 Sep; 25(3):469-73. PMID: 7777909.
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    73. de Silva HJ, de Silva NR, Snook JA. Delayed cerebellar ataxia following falciparum malaria: lack of evidence for antibody mediation. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1992 Nov-Dec; 86(6):608. PMID: 1287911.
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    74. de Silva HJ, Herath S, de Silva NR. Urinary frequency in falciparum malaria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1992 Mar-Apr; 86(2):137. PMID: 1440770.
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    75. de Silva HJ, Hoang P, Dalton H, de Silva NR, Jewell DP, Peiris JB. Immune activation during cerebellar dysfunction following Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1992 Mar-Apr; 86(2):129-31. PMID: 1440767.
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    76. De Silva HJ, Goonetilleke AK, De Silva NR, Amarasekera LR, Jayawickrama US. Erythema induratum (of Bazin) in a patient with endometrial tuberculosis. Postgrad Med J. 1988 Mar; 64(749):242-4. PMID: 3140229.
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