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Volume 8, Number 6—June 2002

Research

Epidemiologic Differences Between Cyclosporiasis and Cryptosporidiosis in Peruvian Children

Caryn Bern*Comments to Author , Ynes Ortega†, William Checkley‡§, Jacquelin M. Roberts*, Andres G. Lescano‡§, Lilia Cabrera‡, Manuela Verastegui¶, Robert E. Black§, Charles Sterling, and Robert H. Gilman§
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †University of Georgia, Griffin, Georgia, USA; ‡Asociación Benéfica PRISMA, Lima, Peru; §Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; ¶Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; and #University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA;

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Table 1

Incidence of coccidial infections and association with diarrhea by age group, Peru, February 1995 to December 1998

Agea (years) Child-years of follow-up Cryptosporidiosis Cyclosporiasis
Infections Infections/ child-year With diarrhea
n (%) Infections Infections/ child-year With diarrhea
n (%)
<1 230.6 47 0.20 20 (43) 16 0.07 4 (25)
1 192.0 80 0.42 32 (40) 40 0.21 11 (28)
2–4 243.2 58 0.24 10 (17) 67 0.28 18 (27)
5–9 170.3 10 0.06 2 (20) 47 0.28 6 (13)
10–12 53.5 1 0.02 0 (0) 4 0.07 1 (25)
<12 889.5 196 0.22 64 (33) 174 0.20 40 (23)

aAge on the first day of parasite detection.

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