Pediatric cryptosporidiosis: An evaluation of health care and societal costs in Peru, Bangladesh and Kenya.

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Ellen R Rafferty ; Janna M Schurer ; Michael B Arndt ; Robert K M Choy ; Eugenio L de Hostos ; David Shoultz ; Marwa Farag
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 12, issue 8 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5568228, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182820
  • Subject: Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Inpatients | Signs and Symptoms | Pathology and Laboratory Medicine | Geographical locations | Protozoans | Peru | Kenya | Parasitic Protozoans | People and places | South America | Health Care | Africa | Biology and Life Sciences | Gastroenterology and Hepatology | Asia | Patients | Medicine | Diarrhea | Q | Economics | R | Cryptosporidium | Social Sciences | Science | Organisms | Parasitic Diseases | Medicine and Health Sciences | Cryptosporidiosis | Bangladesh | Health Economics

Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of pediatric diarrhea in resource-limited settings; yet, few studies report the health care costs or societal impacts of this protozoan parasite. Our study examined direct and indirect costs associated with symptomatic cryptosporidiosi... View more
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