Effect of nitazoxanide on morbidity and mortality in Zambian children with cryptosporidiosis: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Amadi2002EffectON,
  title={Effect of nitazoxanide on morbidity and mortality in Zambian children with cryptosporidiosis: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Beatrice C Amadi and Mwiya Mwiya and John Musuku and Angela Watuka and Sandie Sianongo and A. Y. Ayoub and Paul B Kelly},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2002},
  volume={360 9343},
  pages={1375-80}
}
BACKGROUND Cryptosporidiosis in children in developing countries causes persistent diarrhoea and malnutrition and is associated with increased mortality, but there is no effective treatment. We aimed to assess the effect of nitazoxanide-a new broad-spectrum antiparasitic drug-on morbidity and mortality in Zambian children with diarrhoea due to Cryptosporidium parvum. METHODS Children with cryptosporidial diarrhoea who were admitted to the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, between… CONTINUE READING

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