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Volume 15, Number 1—January 2009

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Microsporidiosis and Malnutrition in Children with Persistent Diarrhea, Uganda

Siobhan M. MorComments to Author , James K. Tumwine, Elena N. Naumova, Grace Ndeezi, and Saul Tzipori
Author affiliations: Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts, USA (S.M. Mor, S. Tzipori); Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (S.M. Mor, E.N. Naumova); Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda (J.K. Tumwine, G. Ndeezi)

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Figure 1

Nutritional status of children in Uganda with microsporidiosis with or without HIV or concurrent cryptosporidiosis. The infection status and number of children in each infection category are shown. Outliers are indicated with dots (1.5–3 interquartile ranges [IQRs]) or the asterisk (>3 IQR). The dashed horizontal line indicates conventional cut-off for malnutrition (z-score <2), horizontal lines in each column indicate the median score, and error bars indicate the highest and lowest z-scor

Figure 1. Nutritional status of children in Uganda with microsporidiosis with or without HIV or concurrent cryptosporidiosis. The infection status and number of children in each infection category are shown. Outliers are indicated with dots (1.5–3 interquartile ranges [IQRs]) or the asterisk (>3 IQR). The dashed horizontal line indicates conventional cut-off for malnutrition (z-score <2), horizontal lines in each column indicate the median score, and error bars indicate the highest and lowest z-scores excluding outliers.

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