case-control study of cryptosporidium parvum infection in peruvian children hospitalized for diarrhea: possible association with malnutrition and nosocomial infection.a retrospective, hospital-based case-control study was used to investigate whether there were any clinical characteristics that could distinguish cryptosporidium parvum-infected children with diarrhea from other non-c. parvum-infected children with diarrhea. ten percent (24 of 248) of children admitted to a rehydration ward at cayetano heredia university hospital, lima, peru, were infected with c. parvum. the 24 patients infected with c. parvum (cases) were matched to an equal number of noninfec ...19902235186
effects of cryptosporidium parvum infection in peruvian children: growth faltering and subsequent catch-up growth.the authors conducted a 2-year (1989-1991) community-based longitudinal study in a shantytown in lima, peru, to examine the effect of cryptosporidium parvum infection on child growth during the year following the onset of infection. a cohort of children, aged 0-3 months at recruitment, was followed monthly for anthropometrics, weekly for stool samples, and daily for diarrheal status. data from 185 children in the cohort permitted a comparison of growth in c. parvum-infected and noninfected child ...19989737562
identification of 5 types of cryptosporidium parasites in children in lima, peru.cryptosporidium parvum is usually considered to be the pathogen responsible for human cryptosporidiosis. we genotyped cryptosporidium in 132 stool specimens from 80 peruvian children, representing 85 infection episodes, using techniques that differentiate cryptosporidium species and c. parvum genotypes. five types of cryptosporidium were identified: c. parvum human (67), bovine (8), and dog (2) genotypes, c. meleagridis (7), and c. felis (1). twenty-five (29%) of the 85 infection episodes were a ...200111133382
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