association of parasites and diarrhoea among children less than five years of age in a rural area in egypt.a case control study was conducted in kafr el-sheikh governorate, egypt, a rural community, to assess the relation of parasites and diarrhoea among children <5 years. a sample of 196 cases with diarrhoea and 83 non-diarrhoeic controls were included in the study. a questionnaire was completed for every child and weight and height were recorded. a stool sample was obtained and examined for parasites present. the results revealed that 70.3% of cases had parasites compared to 59% of controls. the mo ...199617214190
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