Epidemiology and treatment of Cyclospora cayetanensis infection in Peruvian children.

  title={Epidemiology and treatment of Cyclospora cayetanensis infection in Peruvian children.},
  author={Guillermo Madico and Jane Mcdonald and Robert H. Gilman and Lilia Cabrera and Charles R. Sterling},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={24 5},
Cyclospora cayetanensis was detected in fecal specimens from 63 (1.1%) of 5,836 Peruvian children studied over 2 years; the protozoan was detected by modified acid-fast staining and autofluorescence under ultraviolet light. The highest prevalence occurred among children between 2 and 4 years of age. Thirty-two percent (20) of the 63 C. cayetanensis-infected children were symptomatic. Nineteen infected children were enrolled in a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a 3-day course of… CONTINUE READING
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