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Sporadic Cryptosporidium infection in Nigerian children: risk factors with species identification

dc.contributor.authorTANNER, C. J.
dc.contributor.authorMOLLOY, S. F.
dc.contributor.authorKIRWAN, P.
dc.contributor.authorASAOLU, S. O.
dc.contributor.authorSMITH, H. V.
dc.contributor.authorNICHOLS., R.A.B
dc.contributor.authorCONNELLY, L
dc.contributor.authorHOLLAND, C.V
dc.descriptionCambridge University Press,page NO:946–954en_US
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional study was conducted to investigate risk factors for sporadic Cryptosporidium infection in a paediatric population in Nigeria. Of 692 children, 134 (19.4%) were infected with Cryptosporidium oocysts. Cryptosporidium spp. were identified in 49 positive samples using PCR–restriction fragment length polymorphism and direct sequencing of the glycoprotein60 (GP60) gene. Generalized linear mixed-effects models were used to identify risk factors for all Cryptosporidium infections, as well as for C. hominis and C. parvum both together and separately. Risk factors identified for all Cryptosporidium infections included malaria infection and a lack of Ascaris infection. For C. hominis infections, stunting and younger age were highlighted as risk factors, while stunting and malaria infection were identified as risk factors for C. parvum infectionen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectinfectious disease epidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectparasitic disease epidemiology and controlen_US
dc.subjectmolecular epidemiology,en_US
dc.titleSporadic Cryptosporidium infection in Nigerian children: risk factors with species identificationen_US

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