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Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Jan;15(1):49-52. doi: 10.3201/eid1501.071536.

Microsporidiosis and malnutrition in children with persistent diarrhea, Uganda.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, MA 01536, USA. siobhan.mor@tufts.edu

Abstract

We show that the microsporidian fungus Enterocytozoon bieneusi is associated with lower rates of weight gain in children in Uganda with persistent diarrhea. This relationship remained after controlling for HIV and concurrent cryptosporidiosis. Children with microsporidiosis were predicted to weigh 1.3 kg less than children without microsporidiosis at 5 years of age.

PMID:
19116049
PMCID:
PMC2660680
DOI:
10.3201/eid1501.071536
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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