A retrospective study of cryptosporidial diarrhea in a region with high HIV prevalence.

@article{Nel2011ARS,
  title={A retrospective study of cryptosporidial diarrhea in a region with high HIV prevalence.},
  author={Etienne de la Rey Nel and Helena Rabie and Jeremy Goodway and M F Cotton},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={289-92}
}
This retrospective study describes 63 patients <18 years of age presenting with cryptosporidial diarrhea to Tygerberg Children's' Hospital, a referral centre in the Western Cape, South Africa, from June 2004 through May 2005. Their mean age was 18.7 months (SD 17 months). Of the patients, 39 (62%) were male and 13 (20.6%) were HIV infected. Most children (57%) presented during the hot dry months of the year (December to March) and the majority (75%) of them required hospitalization. HIV… CONTINUE READING