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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 2

Distribution of subtype families and subtypes of Cryptosporidium hominis and C. parvum in 533 children, Peru

Species Subtype families No. episodes (%)
Subtype: no. (%) 
within subtype family GenBank accession no.
At first infection All
C. hominis Ia 15 (24.6) 21 (26.9) IaA11R4: 3 (14) EU095258*
IaA12R4: 7 (33) EU095259*
IaA13R4: 1 (5) EU095260*
IaA13R7: 1 (5) EU095261*
IaA14R6: 5 (24) EU095262*
IaA15R3: 3 (14) EU095263*
Ib 16 (26.2) 23 (29.5) IbA10G2: 23 (100) AY262031
Id 7 (11.5) 12 (15.4) IdA10: 9 (75) EU095264*
IdA15: 1 (8) DQ280498
IdA20: 2 (16) EU095265*
Ie 15 (24.6) 19 (24.4) IeA11G3T3:19 (100) DQ665689
lb + le 1 (1.6) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3)
Ib + id 1 (1.6) 1 (1.3) 1 (1.3)

Id + ie
1 (1.6)
1 (1.3)
1 (1.3)

C. hominis and C. parvum
Id + IIc

1


C. parvum IIc 14 (100) 14 (100) IIcA5G3a: 12 (86) AY738195
IIcA5G3b: 1 (7) EU095266*
IIcA5G3c: 1 (7) EU095267*

*From this study.

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