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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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Weight-for-age growth curves of study children (as modeled by multiple linear regression) and reference populations in Uganda (11). Curves represent the median weight-for-age, averaged between boys and girls and controlling for concurrent Cryptosporidium spp. infection. The difference, 95% confidence interval, and significance of the interaction term between Enterocytozoon bieneusi and age reflect the difference in growth rates of children with and without microsporidiosis in ln(kg)/ln(age). R2

Figure 2. Weight-for-age growth curves of study children (as modeled by multiple linear regression) and reference populations in Uganda (11). Curves represent the median weight-for-age, averaged between boys and girls and controlling for concurrent Cryptosporidium spp. infection. The difference, 95% confidence interval, and significance of the interaction term between Enterocytozoon bieneusi and age reflect the difference in growth rates of children with and without microsporidiosis in ln(kg)/ln(age). R2 = 0.42, difference = –0.133, 95% confidence interval –0.23 to –0.03, p = 0.009.

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