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prevalence of infection with waterborne pathogens: a seroepidemiologic study in children 6-36 months old in san juan sacatepequez, guatemala.water and sanitation interventions in developing countries have historically been difficult to evaluate. we conducted a seroepidemiologic study with the following goals: 1) to determine the feasibility of using antibody markers as indicators of waterborne pathogen infection in the evaluation of water and sanitation intervention projects; 2) to characterize the epidemiology of waterborne diarrheal infections in rural guatemala, and 3) to measure the age-specific prevalence of antibodies to waterb ...200414971703
nutritional status of helicobacter pylori-infected children in guatemala as compared with uninfected peers.the effect of helicobacter pylori infection on the nutritional status of children in a developing country was studied using a cross-sectional design. children attending an all-girl public school in inner guatemala city, guatemala were evaluated to acquire sociodemographic information and anthropometric nutritional parameters (weight-for-height [wfh] and height-for-age [hfa]), and detect h. pylori-specific serum igg antibodies. of 211 children 5-10 years of age, 107 (51%) were infected. the wfh v ...199910497978
predictors of cobalamin deficiency in guatemalan school children: diet, helicobacter pylori, or bacterial overgrowth?the authors investigated whether low vitamin b12 intake, impaired gastric function, infection, and bacterial overgrowth were risk factors for the high prevalence of cobalamin deficiency observed in guatemalan children.200312499993
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