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Microsporidiosis and Malnutrition in Children with Persistent Diarrhea, Uganda

By Siobhan M. Mor, James K. Tumwine, Elena N. Naumova, Grace Ndeezi and Saul Tzipori


We show that the microsporidian fungus Enterocytozoon bieneusi is associated with lower rates of weight gain in children in Uganda with persistent diarrhea. This relationship remained after controlling for HIV and concurrent cryptosporidiosis. Children with microsporidiosis were predicted to weigh 1.3 kg less than children without microsporidiosis at 5 years of age

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