Longitudinal study of Cryptosporidium infection in children in northeastern Brazil.

  title={Longitudinal study of Cryptosporidium infection in children in northeastern Brazil.},
  author={Robert David Newman and Cynthia L Sears and Sean R. Moore and James P Nataro and Tadesse Wuhib and David A. Agnew and Richard Littleton Guerrant and Aldo {\^A}ngelo M Lima},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={180 1},
A prospective, 4-year cohort study of children born in an urban slum in northeastern Brazil was undertaken to elucidate the epidemiology of Cryptosporidium infection in an endemic setting, describe factors associated with Cryptosporidium-associated persistent diarrhea, and clarify the importance of copathogens in symptomatic cryptosporidiosis. A total of 1476 episodes of diarrhea, accounting for 7581 days of illness (5.25 episodes/child-year), were recorded: of these, 102 episodes (6.9%) were… CONTINUE READING

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