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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Research

Cryptosporidium Species and Subtypes and Clinical Manifestations in Children, Peru

Vitaliano A. Cama, Caryn Bern, Jacqueline Roberts, Lilia Cabrera, Charles R. Sterling, Ynes Ortega, Robert H. Gilman, and Lihua XiaoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (V.A. Cama, C. Bern, J. Roberts, L. Xiao); Asociacion Benefica Proyectos en Informática, Salud, Medicina y Agricultura, Lima, Peru (L. Cabrera); University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA (C.R. Sterling); University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia, USA (Y. Ortega); The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (R.H. Gilman);

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Table 1

Frequency of infections with Cryptosporidium spp. in 533 children, Peru

Species No. (%) infection episodes
First Overall
C. hominis 61 (64.9) 89 (70.1)
C. parvum 15 (16.0) 17 (13.4)
C. meleagridis 9 (9.6) 10 (7.9)
C. canis 2 (2.1) 2 (1.6)
C. felis 4 (4.3) 6 (4.7)
C. hominis and C. parvum 2 (2.1) 2 (1.6)
C. canis and C. meleagridis
1 (1.1)
1 (0.8)
No. genotyped
94
127
Total episodes 109 156

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