Lack of an adverse effect of Giardia intestinalis infection on the health of Peruvian children.

  title={Lack of an adverse effect of Giardia intestinalis infection on the health of Peruvian children.},
  author={Maria-Graciela Hollm-Delgado and Robert H. Gilman and Caryn Bern and Lilia Cabrera and Charles R. Sterling and Robert E. Black and William Checkley},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={168 6},
Giardia intestinalis is a common gastrointestinal protozoan worldwide, but its effects on childhood growth in developing countries are not clearly understood. The authors aimed to describe its effects on child growth. They followed 220 Peruvian children daily for diarrhea, weekly for stool samples, and monthly for anthropometry. The authors modeled the effect of nutritional status on the risk of Giardia infection and the risk of diarrhea attributable to Giardia using negative binomial… CONTINUE READING


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