Cryptosporidium is increasingly recognized as an important agent of diarrhea in normal and immunocompromised humans.
In young children in developing countries the parasite is a cause of persistent diarrhea with an associated excess mortality.
To elucidate possible determinants of cryptosporidiosis, an open cohort of young children from a semiurban area of the capital of Guinea-Bissau was followed for 2 years.
Data about possible risk factors were recorded each month, and a nested case-control study of 125 children with Cryptosporidium diarrhea and an equal number of matched controls was conducted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cryptosporidiose, Protozoose, Infection, Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Diarrhée, Enfant, Homme, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Guinée Bissau, Afrique, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cryptosporidiosis, Protozoal disease, Infection, Cryptosporidium, Sporozoa, Protozoa, Diarrhea, Child, Human, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Guinea-Bissau, Africa, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease, Case control study
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