Cryptosporidium in asymptomatic children.

  title={Cryptosporidium in asymptomatic children.},
  author={Alpo F Vuorio and Anssi M. M. Jokipii and Liisa Jokipii},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  volume={13 2},
Recent reviews state that cryptosporidiosis is a disease particularly of young children, but we have found the opposite age distribution, with no cases in children less than 5 years old. No Cryptosporidium species was detected in fecal samples obtained from 423 healthy preschool children, for a prevalence of less than 0.24%. When these results were combined with our previous data (from a study of diagnostic stool samples), the prevalence of Cryptosporidium among children less than 5 years of… CONTINUE READING

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