Cryptosporidium infections in Mexican children: clinical, nutritional, enteropathogenic, and diagnostic evaluations.

@article{Enriquez1997CryptosporidiumII,
  title={Cryptosporidium infections in Mexican children: clinical, nutritional, enteropathogenic, and diagnostic evaluations.},
  author={F Javier Enriquez and Clara Regina Brand{\~a}o de {\'A}vila and Jose Ignacio Santos and J Tanaka-Kido and Octavio Vallejo and Charles R. Sterling},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1997},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={254-7}
}
Using an indirect immunofluorescence assay on stool samples, we found a 6.4% prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among 403 children less than five years of age with acute diarrhea in Mexico City over a one-year period. The prevalence was highest (11.4%) during the rainy summer months. Most Cryptosporidium parvum cases occurred in infants less than one year of age. Cryptosporidium parvum was more common in malnourished children (P < 0.05) and in nonbreast-fed infants less than six months of age (P… CONTINUE READING