Persistent diarrhea signals a critical period of increased diarrhea burdens and nutritional shortfalls: a prospective cohort study among children in northeastern Brazil.

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Persistent diarrhea (PD; duration >/=14 days) is a growing part of the global burden of diarrheal diseases. A 45-month prospective cohort study (with illness, nutritional, and microbiologic surveillance) was conducted in a shantytown in northeastern Brazil, to elucidate the epidemiology, nutritional impact, and causes of PD in early childhood (0-3 years of… (More)

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@article{Lima2000PersistentDS, title={Persistent diarrhea signals a critical period of increased diarrhea burdens and nutritional shortfalls: a prospective cohort study among children in northeastern Brazil.}, author={A. A. M. Lima and S R Moore and Maria Barboza and A. M. Soares and M A Schleupner and R. D. Newman and Cynthia L. Sears and James P Nataro and Daniel P Fedorko and Tadesse Wuhib and John B. Schorling and R. L. Guerrant}, journal={The Journal of infectious diseases}, year={2000}, volume={181 5}, pages={1643-51} }