Cryptosporidium infection in infancy as a cause of malnutrition: a community study from Guinea-Bissau, west Africa.

@article{Mlbak1997CryptosporidiumII,
  title={Cryptosporidium infection in infancy as a cause of malnutrition: a community study from Guinea-Bissau, west Africa.},
  author={K{\aa}re M\olbak and Morten Packert Andersen and Peter Aaby and Niels H\ojlyng and Marianne Jakobsen and Morten Sodemann and Alda Pereira da Silva},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={149-52}
}
Cryptosporidium parvum causes persistent diarrhea in young children in developing countries. To determine the interaction between nutritional status and cryptosporidiosis, an open cohort of 1064 children younger than 3 y of age was followed for 1441 child-years by weekly diarrhea recall visits. A total of 5072 weight and 4264 height measurements was made. There were no tendencies of low weight (P = 0.38) or height (P = 0.16) in children who acquired cryptosporidiosis. Cryptosporidiosis in… CONTINUE READING

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