Epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of acute vs. persistent diarrhea in periurban Lima, Peru.


Longitudinal studies of acute and persistent diarrhea in 677 children less than 3 years old were conducted for 27 months in an underprivileged, periurban community near Lima, Peru. Incidence rates and accurate durations of diarrhea were obtained by twice-weekly community-based surveillance and clinical and laboratory features of diarrheal episodes were… (More)


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