Giardia duodenalis assemblages associated with diarrhea in children in South India identified by PCR-RFLP.

@article{Ajjampur2009GiardiaDA,
  title={Giardia duodenalis assemblages associated with diarrhea in children in South India identified by PCR-RFLP.},
  author={Sitara Swarna Rao Ajjampur and Premi Sankaran and Arun Kannan and Kirthi Sathyakumar and Rajiv Sarkar and Beryl Primrose Gladstone and Gagandeep Kang},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          16-9
        }
}
Giardial diarrhea in a birth cohort of 452 children in an urban slum in South India was characterized. Of the 155 episodes that occurred in 99 children, 73% were acute diarrhea. Children with better educated mothers and a toilet at home had lower odds of acquiring giardial diarrhea, whereas low socioeconomic status and drinking municipal water were associated with greater risk. Children with co-infections tended to have a slightly longer duration of diarrhea (P = 0.061) and showed significantly… CONTINUE READING

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