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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 2

Coccidial infections and their association with diarrhea in Peruvian children, February 1995 to December 1998

Infection order Cryptosporidium episodes Cyclospora episodes
Total With diarrheaa Without diarrheaa Total With diarrheab Without diarrheab
First 143 52 (36) 91 (64) 123 33 (27) 90 (73)
Second 43 9 (21) 34 (79) 38 6 (19) 32 (81)
Third 9 3 (33) 6 (67) 10 1 (10) 9 (90)
Fourth 1 0 (0) 1 (100) 2 0 (0) 2 (100)
Fifth 0 1 0 (0) 1 (100)
All episodes 196 64 (33) 132 (67) 174 40 (23) 134 (77)

aTest for trend in proportion with diarrhea by infection order, p=0.17.
bTest for trend in proportion with diarrhea by infection order, p=0.049.

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