Enteropathogens associated with diarrheal disease in infants (< 5 years old) in a population sample in Greater Metropolitan Criciúma, Santa Catarina State, Brazil

Felice Jaqueline Schnack Lidiani de Medeiros Fontana Paulo Roberto Barbosa Loraine Storch Meyer da Silva Clair Maria Martinello Baillargeon Tatiana Barichello Marinete Marins Póvoa Carlos Eugênio Cavasini Ricardo Luiz Dantas Machado About the authors

Enteropathogens were investigated in 94 children with diarrhea and 45 age-matched controls, 0 to 5 years old, attending an outpatient unit in Criciúma, Santa Catarina State, Brazil. Cryptosporidium (85.1%) topped the list of parasite isolates, followed by Entamoeba histolytica (56.4%) and Giardia lamblia (4.3%). Four samples contained enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (4.3%). Samonella and Shiguella were not detected. Only one sample contained rotavirus (1.1%).

Diarrhea; Parasites; Intestinal Diseases; Child Health


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