Giardia duodenalis and chronic malnutrition in children under five from a rural area of Guinea-Bissau
- Autores: Aguiar P, Camará I, Centeno-Lima S, de Sousa B, Ferreira F, Ferrinho P, Indeque B, Nunes B, Rodrigues R, Rosado-Marques V
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Acta Medica Portuguesa
- Link: http://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/2091
A case-control study that included 109 children aged 0 to 59 months of a rural community in Guinea-Bissau was conducted. The anthropometric assessment of children in the study identified 31 cases of chronic malnutrition (z-score height for age < -2) and 78 controls (z-score height for age ≥ -2). Microscopic examination of stools was performed for detection and identification of G. duodenalis and other parasites.