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Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of acute diarrhea with emphasis on Entamoeba histolytica infections in preschool children in an urban slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh



Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of acute diarrhea with emphasis on Entamoeba histolytica infections in preschool children in an urban slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh



American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 69(4): 398-405



The epidemiology, clinical features, nutritional status and causative agents of diarrhoea were studied in 289 children (147 boys and 142 girls; aged 2-5 years) in Bangladesh, between January 1999 and July 2002. The use of improved diagnostic tests for amoebiasis enabled the first time analysis of the contribution of Entamoeba histolytica to total diarrhoeal illness in this setting.

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